When restoring teeth, how can Spring residents ensure their full dentures stay in place?
Full dentures are a popular option for patients who have lost all their teeth within a dental arch or who have had them all extracted for the preparation of restorative treatments. They are made to rest on the ridge of the gums to restore chewing and speaking efficiency. However, many Spring area residents who use full dentures find them to be troublesome. Even with dental adhesives, they may slip or fall out. This can be embarrassing. Additionally, when the dentures slide on the gum tissue, it can cause sores and discomfort.
When these issues become a problem, it may be time to consider an alternative. Many patients benefit from implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures use two or more dental implants that allow the dentures to “snap into place” over them. This gives them a firm hold and reduces the irritation that some dentures tend to cause. The implants are held in place by the jawbone, so they are strong and stable for support. Typically, it is not economically feasible for patients to obtain dental implants for all their teeth within a dental arch, so implant-supported dentures are a perfect alternative.
Dr. Dernick does not place the dental implants, but refers patients to a trusted specialist to have them put in place. Once healed, patients can visit Dr. Dernick’s practice for the restoration of their implants. Cosmetic dentures are made to fit the implant supports. Patients are educated on how to care for their dentures and how to take them out for cleaning. Patients may need their dentures adjusted from time to time for the best fit, but they will be relieved of the problems associated with shifting dentures.
Dr. Dernick happily assists patients in the Spring, Conroe, and The Woodlands communities who are seeking a quality dentist who offers cosmetic and general dentistry services. From dentures to fillings, his practice offers all the services families need to achieve a healthy smile and maintain it for life! If you are interested in learning more about ways to stabilize dentures and keep them from irritating the gums, implant-supported dentures may be right for you! Call today to schedule a consultation appointment and learn more about this amazing method of retaining dentures in place.
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