Do you know someone who could use a better set of teeth? Traditional removable dentures and partial dentures have been the standard option for replacing lost teeth for decades—centuries actually. But they have their limitations. Not only are they less-than-effective at restoring your natural range of dentition, but they can also hurt the gums. Beyond those significant problems, they frequently need relining and replacement. Today, there is a better way to replace lost teeth, with implant overdentures and All-on-4 dentures, Auburn CA.
If you need a better set of dentures, Auburn CA dentist Dr. Luminita Markham can help! Call our Auburn dentist office at 530-823-8771 or contact us online to learn more about dental implants.
One of the most common problems with dentures is loose-fitting lower dentures. There’s nothing more embarrassing than trying to enjoy a meal and having to worry that your teeth are going to embarrass you. Worse yet, you may avoid certain foods altogether if they aren’t soft and pliable enough. That’s no way to enjoy the best years of your life! Implant dentures allow you to eat with confidence again because they always stay firmly in place. They act more like natural teeth because they use pressure from the jaw, not the gums. This means you’ll have no friction against the gums and your prosthetic teeth will stay in place until you decide to remove them. If you have a problem with loose fitting lower dentures, ask Dr. Markham about replacing them with implant overdentures.
Getting Dental Implants
Implant-supported dentures are a permanent replacement for your missing teeth, so they do take a bit more time and effort than regular dentures. However, once the implants are placed in your mouth and fused with the jawbone, they should provide a lifetime of lasting service.
Getting implants requires a multi-step procedure that includes:
- Consultation, Examination, and Medical History
- Implant Day Surgery
- Three-to Six Months of Osseointegration
- Abutment Placement and Healing
- New Dentures
In all, the process of getting implant overdentures usually takes about six months to a year. Most of this time, however, the implants will remain “buried” in your gums while we wait for new bone growth to stabilize the implants (osseointegration). As soon as your gums have healed from the implant surgery (usually about two weeks), you can wear your usual dentures again while you wait for the next step.
The good news is that when properly placed, dental implants have a 98-99 percent success rate. As long as you get plenty of rest and give your body the tools it needs to build healthy bone tissue around the implants, they should become a reliable substitute for your natural teeth. No more loose dentures falling out when you are trying to enjoy a meal with friends. No more food anxiety or denying yourself the foods you love. Better dentures give you better quality of life.
If You’ve Been Told You Can’t Get Implants
In addition to implant overdentures, we also provide All-on-4 dentures. This option provides a full arch of dentures with just four implants and doesn’t require bone grafting. This treatment concept uses strategic implant placement to provide maximum stability. Many patients who were previously told they could not get implants due to bone deterioration are now able to achieve a beautiful, stable smile with All-on-4. Make an appointment at Maidu Dental to learn more about this technique.
Make Uncomfortable Dentures a Thing of the Past!
Dr. Markham has helped many patients achieve a better quality of life with implant-based dentures, and now it’s your turn! If you’re worried about the cost, keep in mind that we accept most insurance plans as well as CareCredit financing. This service lets you pay for your treatment over a longer period of time you at monthly payment amounts you can live with. Learn more about CareCredit online or ask about it when you come in for a consultation.
If you’re ready for a better set of dentures, Auburn CA dentist Luminita Markham is ready to help! Call us at 530-823-8771 or contact us online to make an appointment.