At our Baltimore, MD dentist office, Dr. Desbordes helps patients address complex dental concerns by offering advanced dentistry solutions. One of our advanced dental services that has an extremely high patient satisfaction rating is implant secured dentures. Implant-secured dentures can give long-term denture wearers significant quality of life improvements. Learn more about the benefits of implant-secured dentures below:
Implant-Secured Dentures in Baltimore, MD
When patients are missing a full arch of teeth, many dentists will offer them traditional dentures. Traditional dentures are a set of prosthetic teeth secured to an acrylic base. Because traditional dentures do not have anything anchoring them in place, most denture-wearers must use some type of denture adhesive gel. Even so, a common complaint amongst long-term denture wearers is denture slippage. Denture slippage occurs when the set of teeth shifts around in the mouth while in use, making it more difficult to chew and speak as you normally would.
To combat denture slippage, Dr. Desbordes often recommends that patients consider implant-secured dentures when they have lost a full arch of teeth. Implant-secured dentures utilize the support of strategically placed dental implants to anchor the dentures in place for a permanent tooth replacement option. Patients love implant-secured dentures because they allow them to live without as many dietary restrictions. Implant-secured dentures also make patients feel more confident with themselves and their new smile because they can trust that it will not fall out while in use.
Dental implants involve a surgical procedure in which a titanium post is inserted beneath your soft tissues. Over time, these posts will fuse together with your jawbone and give your restored set of teeth the same kind of support that your tooth roots once gave your natural smile. The set of dentures is secured to the post using abutments. Our team takes our time when creating your restored set of teeth, using dental impressions of your soft tissues to create a dental restoration that closely matches your former smile.
If you are missing one or more teeth in Baltimore, visit our dentist office to learn more about your tooth replacement options. Dr. Desbordes has helped many patients restore their smiles after tooth loss, and looks forward to helping you do the same. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Desbordes if you are interested in learning more about your treatment options.
Patient Review of Dr. Desbordes
“Dr. Desbordes and his staff are very welcoming, professional and friendly. He takes his time to explain and allow time to answer questions you may have. What I like most is that I receive quality care and always seen promptly after checking in. There is little to no wait time unlike what I experienced at other dentist offices. I highly recommend Dr. Desbordes if you are looking for a dentist.” – Amesha S.