Create a Stronger Smile With Dental Implants
Implant-retained dentures, especially for the bottom – bottom dentures are a little tougher just because the tongue is down on the bottom and touches the teeth so often. But by putting a couple of implants down in there, or four implants down in there, there are several different ways that we can retain the denture. And people are amazed. They thought, “Oh, gee. When I went with a bottom denture, I wouldn’t be able to eat solidly anymore.” And then we put some implants in there, and the denture all of a sudden doesn’t move around. And they’re so thrilled that we solved a problem that they didn’t think they would. And we can do that with upper dentures, too, although often people are pretty happy with the upper dentures without that. More on the lower do we find ourselves doing that. It’s fun to do that because they are so thrilled at the change that you’ve made when you’ve done that. Single-tooth implants are something that we’re seeing more and more of, especially when you have the teeth on each side of the missing tooth that are in very good condition. If we put an implant in there, we don’t have to touch the teeth on either side. Implants are put in place, anchored to the bone, and the tooth functions just like a normal tooth. You don’t take it out at night. It stays in there. And I have patients that come back for their regular cleaning appointments and they said, “Now, where is the implant? I forget where we put that in.” And if they can’t remember which tooth it is, we’ve done a pretty darn good job of replacing it. It’s always fun to have that happen. Implants are wonderful. People love to have us replace a tooth there.