Dr. Nicholas’ Expertise on Implant-Supported Dentures

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The deterioration of teeth often leads to the need for replacement teeth and you probably don’t know the different variety of options available when it comes to replacing your smile. Our team of specialists, including Dr. Nicholas, can provide multiple options in which we will recommend the best course of treatment to transform your smile. With multiple years of training after dental school, one option we often use is dentures.

When you think of dentures, you may think of gummy and old soaked teeth in a cup on your bedside table or messy denture adhesive, but our experts at Palm Desert Center offer dental implant-supported dentures. As a secure installment, they help you have the confidence and self-esteem to venture out to celebrations, office meetings and job interviews, and share your smile with others.

Not only will you have a new self-confidence, implant-supported dentures will also preserve your natural face structure. Instead of a sunken look, you will have a natural look that helps preserve your jaw bones.This is a major benefit of dental implants. It also helps you eat better, so you can really dive into those New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier.

This innovative choice is much more beneficial for the wearer in many ways. After the loss of a tooth or multiple teeth, you can lose gum tissue and the supportive bone material under your gums. These can deteriorate when there is no stimulation, especially your bone structure which is #1 priority when it comes to preserving your mouth’s construction. Dentures with implants continue this needed stimulation and use of the mouth.

Two different types of implant-supported dentures include bar-retained and ball-retained appliances. Bar-retained dentures have a metal bar that forms into the curve of your jaw and keeps the denture away from your gums,by seating on a bar instead of your gums. It’s attached to implants that have been installed into your jawbone. The denture is snapped into place over the bar by attachments that are fitted to the bar, the denture or both of them. The ball-retained form works as the implant is placed into the jawbone and holds a metal stud attachment that fits into an attachment that connects to the denture. These dentures sit on both gums and implant attachments.

The denture teeth are typically made of porcelain or acrylic material to give you the best natural look as well as gum and bone stimulation. Dr. Nicholas and her team of specialists will discuss which option is best for you. Other added benefits of implant-supported dentures include no shifting, no messy adhesives, secure placement, soreless gums, clear speech and best of all, you can eat most of your favorite foods!

Build your self-confidence at our office here in Palm Desert, California, with dentures supported by dental implants and restore your smile. We serve the people of Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs and neighboring communities of the Coachella Valley. Give Palm Desert Center for Advanced Periodontics, Cosmetic, Sedation and Implant Dentistry a call at 760-851-0314 today!