At one time people accepted tooth loss as part of aging. They also expected that replacing the teeth meant wearing a plastic denture, or “false teeth”, which often left a lot to be desired for aesthetics, comfort and function.
In some cases, especially with complete lower dentures, the denture would move around during function and speech, leaving the unfortunate wearer unable to have the looks, speech, and chewing ability that they had with natural teeth.
Today, modern dental health care has drastically reduced the number of people who will lose their teeth. And those people that are missing teeth are expecting more from any replacement.
In many cases, dental implant therapy can help. The following questions are some of the most common we receive about this treatment. Please don’t hesitate to ask about your specific case requirements.
Implants with snaps for a denture to attach to
The quantity and quality of bone in an area affect whether we can do implants. The dentist will take radiographs (x-rays) and measurements to determine this. Sometimes if there is not enough bone, we can do a graft to increase the amount available. In general, the longer it is after the natural teeth were removed, the less bone is present.
Both Dr. Afshar and Dr. Holden perform implant surgery (placement), and also construct the prostheses that go on top of the healed implants. Every person’s case is unique, and at your consultation appointment we can decide the best treatment for you.
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