Implant Dentures are a fantastic option for those who want to improve the fit, stability, and comfort of their dentures. At CU Dentists, Dr. Benjamin Scott and Dr. Schorsch provide top-notch implant denture treatment to their patients.
Implant Dentures have special attachments that allow them to snap onto the dental implants that are placed by your dentist. This provides a secure hold for your dentures, allowing you to eat, speak, smile, and laugh with more confidence and comfort.
By anchoring your denture with dental implants, you can also improve your chewing power, reduce bone loss, and improve your overall nutrition. Dental implants also help reduce the discomfort caused by the movement of the dentures, allowing you to taste your food better.
Our team’s extensive expertise and experience in implant dentures make him a leading choice for those seeking implant dentures in the CU Dentists area. Schedule a free consultation with CU Dentists today to learn more about how we can help restore your smile and improve your oral health.
Differences Between Implant Dentures and Traditional Dentures
Traditional dentures are a popular option to replace missing teeth, but they have several shortcomings in terms of overall function and stability. Implant Dentures provide a more secure fit and improved functionality compared to traditional dentures. Here are some of the differences between the two options:
Shortfalls of traditional (non-implant) dentures:
- Limited chewing power: Traditional dentures only offer 10-20% of the chewing power of natural teeth due to movement and instability.
- Speech difficulties: Speaking can be challenging due to the movement of the lower denture.
- Embarrassment: Fear of dentures becoming loose and falling out can lead to embarrassment and social anxiety.
- Discomfort: Traditional dentures can rub and chafe the gums, causing irritation and discomfort.
- Poor nutrition: Due to the loss of chewing power, patients may be unable to eat a balanced diet and chew food sufficiently for proper digestion.
- Bone loss: Traditional dentures can accelerate bone loss, making it more difficult to wear them over time.
- Gagging: Traditional upper dentures can cause gagging, leading to a decrease in stability and loss of natural suction.
Are You A Candidate for Implant Dentures?
At CU Dentists, we believe that everyone deserves a healthy and confident smile. If you are missing teeth or struggling with traditional dentures, you may be a candidate for implant dentures. To determine your eligibility, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Benjamin Scott.
During your appointment, we will perform a thorough oral examination and take a 3-dimensional scan of your jawbones. This allows us to assess your bone density and determine the optimal placement of your dental implants.
In addition, we will discuss your medical history with you to ensure that you are a good candidate for implant dentures. Most patients are eligible for this treatment option, but there are certain medical conditions and medications that may affect your candidacy.
How Many Implants Will You Need?
The number of dental implants you will need depends on the type of implant denture you require. For an upper implant denture, at least four implants are required to provide optimal retention and stability. For a lower implant denture, two implants are the minimum, although three or four are typically recommended for the best results.
At CU Dentists, we are committed to providing individualized and comprehensive dental care. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a healthier, more confident smile.