A Better, Longer Lasting Set of Teeth
When a patient is missing many or all of their teeth, a denture can be used to replace them. Conventional dentures are notorious for giving the wearer a feeling of insecurity as they are prone to not feel as stable as their natural teeth. Often, they resort to gooey pastes or creams to help retain the denture. Unfortunately, the truth is that a denture, at best, can only restore about 25% of a patient’s biting strength, preventing many from enjoying the healthy foods they need.
A great solution for denture wearers is to upgrade to an implant-retained denture. Dr. J. Lee Pettigrew can surgically place implants and use them to support a set of dentures that will feel secure, look natural, and never slip out of place. The dentures themselves are often much thinner than conventional dentures as well, as they don’t require a large palate-plate to remain stable. Without this plastic covering on the roof of the mouth, patients report greater comfort, less instances of gagging, and a greater ability to taste food.
Are you tired of your dentures slipping, sliding, or clicking unexpectedly? With implant-retained dentures, Dr. Pettigrew can give you a set of teeth that you can always trust whether you’re eating, speaking, or smiling. If you’re ready to stop dealing with unreliable teeth, please contact our office today.