Implant Technology and Denture Solutions
We love doing dentures. This is the most dramatic way to give someone an amazing smile. However, even though we can make quality traditional dentures for people, traditional dentures have their limitations. Even if we have the ideal denture case, if there are no teeth or implants, the bone will dissolve away over time leaving nothing for the denture to adhere to. If you are interested in traditional dentures, we will provide you with the best possible dentures. However, we feel it is important for every patient to be educated about the increased quality of life that adding implants to the base of a regular denture can provide.
Implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or an entire arch of teeth. Even two implants can dramatically increase a person’s quality of life when we are able to anchor a lower denture to them. If we are able to anchor an upper denture to four to six implants, we can retain the denture without the prosthetic covering the roof of the mouth. The difference for these patients is dramatic. Our office uses the latest and best technology to plan every procedure and determine on the spot if the patient is a good candidate for this treatment.
What to Expect with Denture Solutions
With denture solutions, it is usually very important to install a solid base to which dentures can be anchored. This typically involves dental implant technology. Be sure to visit the dental implants page and read about the procedures and our use of state-of-the-art dental imaging to ensure the most precise surgery possible.
Dentures at Heck Family Dentistry
As mentioned above, we love doing dentures because, for many people, it is the best way to restore their amazing smile! For almost all our patients, we will recommend dental implants be installed prior to making their dentures. This will insure proper adherence of the dentures and will make your dentures feel far more natural. There’s no need to be nervous about the implant procedure. We offer a lot of information about our implant procedures, so you can do your research and know what to expect ahead of time. Additionally, we perform our implant procedures using our state-of-the-art dental imaging technology to plan and execute every implant surgery with amazing precision and accuracy.
If you have any fears or concerns about these extensive dental procedures, schedule an appointment with Heck Family Dentistry in Lawrence, Kansas, today! Our skilled doctors and staff team will be happy to examine your individual dental needs, recommend a treatment plan tailored to those needs, answer any questions you have and get you on your way to a happier, healthier smile!