Implant Dentures Don't Slipe and Slide
Aren't denture adhesive pastes annoying and messy? Even well-fitting dentures can cause issues with biting, chewing and speaking. Bottom dentures are especially problematic, because they lack the self-sealing capability of upper plates that suction to the roof of the mouth.
What's the Answer?
The answer is dental implant-supported dentures. Periodontist Alexander Pritsky DMD, a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology, helps denture wearers experience fit and function so natural and stable they forget they have prosthetics.
At his Fresno, CA office, Dr. Pritsky delivers state of the art dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth lost because of decay, gum disease or accident. For individuals missing multiple or even all of their teeth on the top or bottom arch, Dr. Pritsky places 2 to 6 dental implants, depending on patient need. Screwed directly into the jaw bone and placed using information from x-rays and other digital imaging, implants meld to the jawbone after insertion in a process called 'osseointegration.' They strengthen it and create a super-stable foundation for dentures.
After healing, the patient returns to the office to receive the partial or full denture. Some patients use a fixed appliance; for others, a removable denture is more appropriate. Either way, these customized dentures snap onto the implants, and patients enjoy a beautiful, natural-looking smile that is secure and comfortable.
Living with Implant Dentures
Basically, the living is easy. Of course, good oral hygiene at home is a must, as patients brush and floss remaining teeth and around implants and care for all the oral tissues daily.
Peri-implantitis, which is similar to gum disease around natural teeth, is one of the very few reasons implants fail. The implant does not decay, but plaque build-up around implants causes infection that could necessitate removal. With good care, however, including professional exams and cleanings, dental implants have a 98 percent success rate and great longevity.
Learn More at Fresno Dental Implant Center
Interested in implant-supported dentures? Then come on into our Fresno office and talk to Dr. Pritsky. He'll be happy to tell you all about implant-supported dentures and how they might help your smile. Call (559) 298-3900.