Three Benefits of Implant-Retained Dentures

Getting a new smile after you’ve lost your natural teeth is a very exciting thing! It can feel overwhelming, but at the same time, the possibilities seem endless! Most adults still go for traditional dentures, but they soon discover that dentures aren’t always very comfortable. That’s why we love implant-retained dentures! They take dentures to a whole new level. Take a look at some of our favorite things about implant-retained dentures.

1. The Roof of your Mouth is Clear

Most dentures include a plastic shell across the roof of your mouth for added stability and fit. Unfortunately, that artificial palate takes away the taste of your food! Implant-retained dentures don’t need that palate, so your tasting ability is still intact!

2. You Can Still Use Your Chompers

Patients who have been wearing dentures for a while will know that the foods available to chew are very slim. Most of those foods are soft because dentures remove about 75% of your bite strength. Implant-retained dentures restore your ability to eat most foods.

3. You’ll Feel Great!

Traditional dentures make you feel great at first, but that feeling starts to fade when your teeth don’t fit so well anymore. Implant-retained dentures bring back your confidence and boldness when you smile. You will feel and look younger!

When you’re in need of a complete dental restoration, consider implant-retained dentures. You will feel the difference immediately! Contact us today to learn more about your options for restorations. We’d love to hear from you soon!

I’m Having a Hard Time Chewing

Dental Implants and Implant Dentures in Alpine

Bad or missing teeth are not just aesthetic problems. They can lead to discomfort or pain when chewing, making you lose your appetite. Teeth sensitivity in an otherwise healthy mouth can also make you avoid certain foods. Another issue is poor-fitting dentures that come off when you eat tough and sticky food. Over time, a restricted, unappetizing diet can lead to poor nutrition.

If you’re having a hard time chewing, Alpine dentist Dr. Garon Larsen can restore your mouth’s function and improve your appearance. Eat the foods you love and smile confidently again with dental solutions like tooth-colored fillings, metal-free restorations, implants, and implant-retained dentures. Dr. Larsen offers comprehensive dental care for children and adults in one convenient location.

Dental Implants and Restorations

Dental implants are tiny titanium screws that are embedded surgically into your jawbone. The implants are designed to fuse with the bone and replace the tooth root. This makes implants the most secure foundation for restorations like crowns, bridges and dentures. Dental implants look and function just like real teeth—they restore almost 100% of your chewing ability.
Dental implant placement is a multi-step procedure. After a comprehensive evaluation, the oral surgeon will place the implant and allow the area to heal. Once healed, the abutment is placed and the restoration is attached to the implant. Depending on your needs, this can be a single crown for one missing tooth, a fixed bridge, or an implant-retained denture.

Implant-Retained Dentures

Implant-retained dentures are dentures supported by dental implants. A minimum of four implants are often used to anchor a complete set of upper or lower replacement teeth. Depending on the type of implant and the method used, implant-retained dentures can be placed in one visit or over several appointments. Unlike regular dentures, implant dentures restore stimulation and prevent bone loss. Implant dentures are also more comfortable and secure. No need to worry about losing your false teeth ever again!

Restore your chewing ability and smile with confidence. Schedule a consultation with your Alpine dentist today.