Since traditional dentures only sit on top of the gums, the jaw bone does not receive the stimulation it typically receives, encouraging bone loss. Over time, the bone recedes, which causes the facial shape to change. Dentures that once fit may become uncomfortable, or even painful, as they were not designed to fit the new mouth. A full set of dental implants may not be the most cost-effective long-term full arch replacement solution for some patients, so Dr. Anna Weber offers implant supported dentures, a more affordable and secure alternative to traditional dentures.
Implant supported dentures use dental implants, posts implanted into the jaw bone, to provide a stable foundation for dentures above the gum line. This solution is much more durable, and offers long-lasting results that maintain your facial features to erase the need for new dentures in the future. If dental fear or anxiety is holding you back, ask us about sedation dentistry. [link to sedation page]