When dentures are a replacement for natural teeth, they do not have support and are not anchored to your jaw. Most people also restrict their food choices without even realizing how limited their diet can become when using unsupported dentures.
An implant supported denture allows dentures to remain in place while chewing and in most cases will not need the use of denture adhesive. The implant supported denture also allows the flexibility of removing the denture for cleaning purposes. Contrary to popular belief, placing implants is a routine procedure with Novocain almost similar to doing fillings or removing teeth. There is minimal post-surgery discomfort or pain.
Based on the condition of your current denture, it may be possible to place implants and modify your current denture.
Michele Kovach, NY
“The implant supported partial denture does not come out or slip out accidentally. I am able to chew food which I couldn’t for many years. It allows me to function much better even when speaking. The entire process of placing an implant and making the partial denture was easy and I didn’t feel anything unusual after the implant surgery was done. During the process they made sure that I was adequately numb and comfortable throughout the procedure. I was apprehensive about the whole process but it was much easier than I had expected. It’s very secure when I eat and I’m able to eat anything – I can even have raw carrots now and I had not been able to chew those for years before I had the implants.”
Faith Solomon, NY
“Placing the implants was very easy and there was no pain at all and no discomfort. The healing process was comfortable and did not take long. They feel like your own teeth once they are in and you don’t have to use paste or anything to keep them in place. The doctor makes sure that the bite is perfect for you, it is very precise and comfortable. You don’t have to worry about anything with them and you can be sure that they will never fall out. I wouldn’t go any other way.”