Traditional full dentures, such as the ones your grandparents used to have, are now becoming a thing of the past. These dental restorations were often fake in appearance and could be bothersome to the gum tissues, causing sores and ill-fitted appliances. Fortunately, the area of denture work has improved dramatically over the years, and now patients have other options available to them with Dr. William Lesh of Longview, WA. Our practice is excited to offer implant-retained dentures for patients who are seeking a more sturdy, reliable, and stronger appliance than a traditional denture.
What is an implant-retained denture?
The implant-retained denture is a restoration used for replacing the entire arch of teeth. Instead of using an acrylic denture that includes false teeth and false gums and is held in place with dental adhesive, the implant-retained denture is much more conservative and is stabilized with four dental implants placed along the dental arch. The dental implant also has the benefit of maintaining bone through osseointegration, where it wraps around the implant and provides the strength needed to function properly. The denture made to work with the implants is more like a bridge and fits into the implants and eliminates the need for dental adhesives. The implant-retained denture is the gold standard in full smile replacement.
Why choose the implant-retained denture?
Many patients choose this option because it is:● Stronger and more stable than traditional braces● Natural-looking● Held in place without messy adhesives● More conservative● Maintains the natural bone, which is often lost with traditional dentures● Best at allowing patients to enjoy all their favorite foods
Discuss implant-retained dentures with our team at Dream Dentistry today
Longview, WA area patients ready to learn more about implant-retained dentures and other tooth replacement options are welcome to speak to our team of professionals about the options available to them. If you are in or around the communities of Kalama, Kelso, and Rocky Point, we can also help you and your family obtain the best possible care under one roof! Call (888) 449-2086 to book an appointment at our practice, conveniently located at 950 14th Avenue.