One of the greatest challenges with dentures is achieving a proper fit. Your bone structure can deteriorate over time, creating an even bigger challenge when it comes to comfortably fitting dentures. When your dentures do not fit properly, you may get sores and have trouble keeping them in your mouth.
Sometimes patients want a little extra security that their dentures will stay put. That is why we offer implant-supported dentures. Implant-supported dentures are just that: dentures supported by several strategically placed dental implants around your upper or lower arch. Implant dentures can be either fixed or removable and offer a great solution for those patients who want additional assurance.
The first step to implant-supported dentures is determining if you have enough bone to support your implants. Dr. Matt Bradshaw will use digital imaging to evaluate the density of your bone and determine if bone grafting is necessary.
Dental Implant Placement
Once we determine you are a good candidate for implants, we will place them in your mouth at the locations best suited to support your dentures and allow them the time necessary to heal properly. One of the benefits of implant-supported dentures is that implants can help maintain your bone levels and slow down bone loss.
Your dentures will still be the high quality, comfortable, and attractive ones our patients love. Dr. Bradshaw will discuss the appearance of your dentures and help you make decisions that support your health and meet your cosmetic needs. From the proper shade to the shape of your smile, we can work together as a team to design a look that will make you proud.
With implant-supported dentures, you will be able to eat the foods you love without concern that your dentures will move or fall. This extra step allows you to avoid any embarrassing moments.
The health of your implants is crucial. Be sure to maintain excellent oral hygiene and have regular dental exams at our office so we can inspect the health of your implants and dentures. We will give you step-by-step instructions on how to best care for your implant-supported dentures so they last you for many years to come.
At your routine appointment, we will examine your dentures and look for any signs of wear or damage that we need to address. We will also perform an oral cancer screening, an important exam to look for any suspicious or pre-cancerous lesions.
Call Us Today
If you are tired of ill-fitting dentures, call our Moncton dental office so we can schedule you with Dr. Matt Bradshaw to see if implant-supported dentures will work well for you. We know that being able to eat and smile confidently is important, and we will do our best to find a solution so that you have an improved quality of life and a healthy future.