Implant-Retained Removable Dentures are a common solution to a common problem, but each patient’s needs are unique and there are a number of approaches to this treatment that Dr. Christian may recommend to address your case. This article discusses the benefits of this treatment option for patients currently living with unnecessary discomfort.
Loose, Painful or Ill-Fitting Dentures Affect Quality of Life
Patients with loose or ill fitting dentures often experience pain, as well as difficulty with speech and chewing food. What begins as an inconvenience can affect overall health and quality of life over time.
These problems require the denture wearer to utilize the lip, tongue and cheek muscles to hold their traditional dentures in place, which aggravates the feelings of discomfort. We see some people go so far as to compromise their diet in order to avoid pain or embarrassing mishaps, which can lead to malnutrition and additional health problems, especially in the elderly.
Ultimately, these problems can result in physical, social and mental compromises that no one should have to suffer.
You Deserve the Comfort and Freedom to Function Normally
Implant-Retained Removable Dentures are a type of overdenture supported by and attached to implants for a secure, stable fit. Made from tooth materials that are stronger and more aesthetically pleasing, Implant-Retained Removable Dentures eliminate many of the problems associated with ill-fitting traditional dentures, providing patients with the comfort and freedom to function normally in society, smile with confidence and eat what they want, instead of only what they are able.
Expectations for Your Care
Dr. Christian has more than 40 years experience in cosmetic dentistry and following your consultation, he will review your case with our trusted and preferred oral surgeon care partner, who has placed thousands of dental implants. From here, Dr. Christian will create impressions of your teeth and you will be scheduled for the implant placement with the oral surgeon.
We choose specialists based on skill, but our priority is to you, and your experience is important to us. We’ll follow your care through the oral surgery process very closely, and if you have any concerns along the way, we want to be aware. Meanwhile, Dr. Christian designs your dentures and then you return to our office where he connects the dentures to the dental implants.
This article is intended to offer general education. We want patients to understand they do not need to live with painful and ill-fitting dentures that affect their quality of life. The methods and time frame required to complete each case varies and are driven by the unique clinical needs of the patient. Only with a proper exam can Dr. Christian provide you with his recommended approach to treat your specific, individual case.
To determine if Implant-Retained Removable Dentures are an appropriate solution for you, schedule your free consultation with Dr. Christian today at 603.692.9229 to arrange an appointment.