After a certain number of years, dentures lose their retentiveness and effectiveness during smiling and chewing because of the changing conditions in the mouth or deficiencies of the denture. Saratoga Springs’ dentist, Dr. Moreau handles complex dental situation unique to the mature adult, including denture wearers.
Dental Implant Supported Dentures
The most common problem that denture wearers suffer from is denture slippage. Properly designed and fitted dentures reduce slippage from occurring but only the placement of implants eliminates the problem. Titanium posts, or implants, can be placed in the jaw bone upon which the denture can become securely attached. Implants can provide a stable fit for lower dentures and eliminate the need for the upper denture to cover the roof of the mouth. Implants improve the comfort of the denture and restore the simple joy of tasting and chewing your food.
Metal- Free Partial Dentures
Dr. Moreau uses these metal free partials which are flexible and resilient, in addition to being the most aesthetic and life-like partial design today. Dental implants can also be used to help secure a partial denture and remove some of the retention responsibility of the remaining teeth.
If you have several diseased teeth that need to be removed, you might be eligible for an ‘immediate denture’ at the time of extraction. One option you may have is to place this temporary denture on dental implants to restore function and aesthetic during the healing process. After the tissue and bone have healed and become mature in about 9-12 months a new denture is made that fits more exactly.
Our local lab can perform any kind of denture repair and have it returned to you very promptly.
Call Saratoga Smile Care for Denture Services Today!
Learn more about how your denture can be made more comfortable and stable. Call Dr. Moreau for a complete denture consultation at 518-584-6768 or request an appointment online.