Dentures in Albuquerque
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Types of Dentures: Understanding Your Options
Traditional full dentures can be a good option if you are missing all or most of your teeth. These removable dentures have a plastic base that will fit over your gums. They can replace your upper arch, lower arch or both.
Like traditional full dentures, partials are removable. These restorations will replace several consecutive missing teeth. They also consist of a plastic or metal base. Small clasps connect the partial denture to nearby teeth.
Implant-supported dentures attach to small metal implant posts that are surgically placed in the jaw to replace lost tooth roots. Implant-supported dentures are available as both full and partial restorations. See New Teeth in One Day with TeethXpress for more information.
Removeable Snap-In Dentures
Keeping Dentures in Place Is a "Snap" with Dental Implants
If you need a full-arch of teeth replaced, or wear dentures and are tired of them coming loose, not fitting right or having to use messy adhesive to keep them in, snap-in implant-supported dentures are an ideal option.
How Snap-In Dentures Work
The dentures are fitted with attachments that allow them to snap on and off of dental implants. Depending on your needs and situation, Dr. Wenicur may place as few as two implants on the lower arch. Upper arches always take a minimum of four implants, ensuring stability.
Dr. Wenicur typically makes snap-in dentures from high-grade acrylic and porcelain for maximum durability and beauty. This provides a lifelike and comfortable new arch of teeth. If you already have a set of traditional dentures you like, Dr. Wenicur can usually stabilize them by adding attachments which allow them to snap onto implants.
Advantages of Snap-In Dentures
Implant-supported, snap-in dentures provide a number of benefits over conventional dentures. Because they are firmly secured to implants, gooey adhesives aren’t needed to keep them in place. Snap-in dentures don’t move around while eating or speaking, so you won’t have to worry about them falling out or causing embarrassment.
While conventional dentures provide only a fraction of your natural chewing power, snap-in dentures can increase chewing power by 50 percent or more—depending on the number of implants placed.
Furthermore, the upper snap-in denture doesn’t require a false palate for stability, so you’ll be able to taste your food better and speak more clearly.
Which Type of Denture Is Right for You?
- The type of denture you select will depend on your cosmetic preferences, oral health, budget and the number of teeth you are missing. Dr. Wenicur will take as much time as needed to explain your options and help you make an informed decision.
- It is important to understand that although implant-supported dentures are more expensive than traditional dentures, they can be a much better investment in the long run. They will never shift out of place as you speak or eat and dental implants are the only solution that can prevent the bone atrophy that follows tooth loss.
- While traditional dentures often require refinement as the jaw changes shape, implant-supported dentures rarely require any refinement. Dr. Wenicur can discuss your goals and budget to determine which denture option is best for you.
Schedule a Denture Consultation
Dr. Wenicur can help you experience a comfortable, healthy, and attractive smile. Contact our office today to learn more about how our custom dentures can help you enjoy an enhanced quality of life and boosted self-confidence.