Get your smile back
Dentures are an economical way that you can replace one or more missing teeth. It allows a patient to gain back their smile and it also allows them some ability to chew food. They’re a great option for patients who have been missing teeth for many years where there might not be enough bone or enough structure there to support something like a dental implant or a bridge.
Very recently we’ve been able to develop ways of actually marrying dental implants with a denture and we have found that patients enjoy the denture far more when it is now tethered to a dental implant. They’re still able to remove the denture to clean it and to take care of it, but it no longer rocks, it no longer lifts, it no longer moves around and so they’re able to function a lot better with that. And so when I have a patient come in and they are talking about dentures, a lot of times we’ll have a discussion. We’re going to talk a little bit about dental implants, but once again I want to meet that patient where they are at. I do definitely believe that dentures are a great way for patients to restore their teeth, their smile and their ability to chew.