Did You Know

Resulting from either periodontal disease, injury or severe tooth decay, tooth loss is a common problem for many individuals across the nation. Consider these startling facts surrounding the condition of missing teeth in adult patients:

23millionU.S. adults

are fully edentulous (without teeth)

12millionapproximately 12 million adults

are missing all of their teeth in either the upper or lower arch

15%of edentulous individuals

seek tooth replacement with dentures

Are you struggling with traditional dentures, experiencing daily frustrations like denture movement, mouth discomfort, gum irritation and failing adhesives? Implant supported dentures from Dr. Lindsay Eastman or Dr. Christie offer the alternative you have been seeking to replace missing teeth. When dentures are supported in the mouth by dental implants, your smile, bite and confidence drastically improve.

How Do Implant Supported Dentures Work?

To begin, a series of dental implant posts are strategically placed within the bone tissue around the arch. A custom crafted implant denture attaches to these implants through either bar- or ball-retained mechanism, adding stability and a comfortable fit to your appliance. Regardless of the design, you can expect your implant supported dentures to fit securely and comfortably, giving you the freedom you deserve to enjoy life to the fullest.

Choosing implant dentures to replace missing teeth affords you the following advantages

  • Implant dentures stay put – never worry about movement or slippage.
  • Implant dentures do not make embarrassing noises when you eat, speak, yawn or swallow.
  • Implant dentures are comfortable, will not irritate your gum tissues, and never require pastes or adhesives to stay in place.
  • Implant dentures restore function and appearance to your smile, leaving you with greater self-confidence to interact with others.

Implant supported dentures are either fixed or removable, and can be designed with an open palate feature for a more enjoyable eating experience. Because the implants engage with the bone each time you chew, they help to preserve bone health, leaving you with a solid foundation for your permanent tooth replacement. Implant dentures offer an improved quality of life and peace of mind you just can not get with traditional removable appliances.

Implant Supported Dentures vs. Traditional Dentures

Traditional dentures are removable and rely on pastes and adhesives to stay in place. Because they rest on the gums and do not engage with the bone, the bone tissue receives no stimulation and deteriorates over time. As a result, traditional dentures have to be relined or replaced frequently to keep up with the changing shape of the supporting jaw bone.

Dr. Eastman incorporates the latest techniques in reconstructive periodontics, tissue engineering, dental implants placement and was among the first group of dentists in the U.S. trained in computer guided implant surgery.

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