Missing teeth isn’t as uncommon as you might think. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, 178 million Americans are reported to be missing at least one tooth, and more than 40 million are missing all their teeth. In the past, the only option for people with missing teeth was to be fitted with traditional dentures. Traditional dentures, while useful, come with many limitations and discomforts for those wearing them. Now, implant-retained dentures allow for a more comfortable and confident lifestyle. Learn more about how Vegas Dental Experts in Las Vegas can fit you for premier implant-supported dentures that will have you feeling better about your smile than ever before.
How Implant-Supported Dentures Differ From Regular Dentures
Implant Supported dentures are held in place by dental implants that prevent these dentures from moving or slipping. These are unlike traditional dentures, which require the use of adhesives to stay in place and can cause difficulty with tasks such as speaking and eating certain foods.
Dental implants are titanium screws inserted into your jawbone, and the dentures are then placed over the implants and snapped into place. Implant-supported dentures can offer many benefits that are not possible with traditional dentures. These include:
- Increased comfort
- Eliminates slipping of dentures
- Preserved Jawbone
- More Natural Appearance
- Long-Term Solution
Mini dental implants are an excellent choice for those with missing teeth, with Dr. Harvey Chin having multiple decades of experience working with dental implants. Combining mini dental implants with implant-supported dentures is an excellent long-term solution for your teeth and dental health, no longer requiring replacements like traditional dentures necessitate.
What Qualifies You for Implant-Retained Dentures
The easiest way to determine whether or not you may benefit from implant-supported dentures is to schedule a free consultation with us. Dr. Harvey Chin and his excellent team will work with you to determine if this is the right treatment for you. We will then walk you through what you can expect from the treatment and assist with any concerns about the cost of the procedures.
If you are in good overall health and have sufficient jawbone to place the implants, you would be the ideal candidate for this surgical procedure. Any signs of gum disease would need to be treated before the procedure is performed. Our state-of-the-art facility will utilize the latest technology to get the most accurate results and lead to a less invasive procedure with a short recovery process. Within a few days, your implants should be completely healed, keep the implants clean and eat mainly soft foods for the next few days following the surgery.
Maintaining Your Implant Dentures
With your implant-supported dentures, regularly cleaning and maintaining them will keep them looking their best, as well as positively contribute to your oral health.
Remove the dentures before you go to sleep and brush them like you would your natural teeth. Then place them in cleaning solution and water, while you brush around the implants with a soft toothbrush. In the morning, wash off the cleaning solution from your dentures before re-inserting them. Proper care and maintenance will keep your dentures in good condition, and you can expect them to last for many years. If you have any questions on how to clean your dentures properly, we would be happy to provide guidance.
Schedule a Free Consultation
If implant-supported dentures seem like the fix you need to embrace your smile once more, call Vegas Dental Experts today to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Harvey Chin and the rest of our team. We have over 40 years of experience helping people restore their smiles, and we look forward to helping you restore yours