Implant-Retained Dentures in Las Cruces, NM
Are you missing teeth? Have you been told you need to have your damaged teeth extracted? Do you have severe decay eating away at your teeth? Or are you just tired of your removable dentures slipping and falling out? If so, secure dentures or implant-retained dentures may be the right tooth replacement option for you.
When you are missing teeth, you may become self-conscious and feel embarrassed to laugh out loud in public. You should never have to feel this way, and the team at Advanced Dental of Las Cruces is here to help you.
What Are Implant-Retained Dentures?
Implant-retained dentures are dentures that are attached to dental implants. We often use a method of placing just four or six implants into your lower or upper jaw, respectively. We can create a custom set of dentures to attach to your implants, or we may be able to adjust your dentures to connect to the implants. Implant-retained dentures are stabilized by the implants, while traditional removable dentures do not connect to anything and instead rest on your gums.
One of the main reasons patients choose implant-retained dentures is because they provide additional support. Traditional dentures can move around and may slip or feel as though they are going to slip when you are talking, eating, or laughing. This can make daily tasks uncomfortable or even embarrassing for you. The implants lock the dentures in place and prevent them from moving around or slipping. They also prevent you from having to use messy adhesives, and you can eat just about anything you want without fear of your dentures slipping out.
Your Consultation With Us
Before we can put the secure dentures in your mouth, you must have a consultation with Dr. Reiter first so that we can determine the best type for you. During your consultation, you will receive an exam, and we will go over your dental and medical health with you. Dr. Reiter will take digital X-rays of your teeth and jawbone to get a better look at what is going on. If you need to have teeth removed, we will extract them prior to the procedure to have the implants put in.
Dr. Reiter will go over the procedure with you and explain everything to you at this time. It is important to take note of any before-procedure and aftercare instructions provided to you by the dentist. We even keep a 3D record of your secure dentures to help you if you ever need a replacement set made.
Ready to get started on the road to your new smile? Call Advanced Dental of Las Cruces today at 575-680-1037. You can also fill out our convenient online form, and one of our friendly staff members will call you back soon.