Implant-Supported Dentures in Annapolis
If you’re one of the millions of Americans missing one or more permanent teeth, then you’re probably aware of how missing teeth can negatively affect your health and confidence. The traditional course of action for replacing missing teeth is to get dentures; the modern thing to do is opt for dental implants. There’s also a third option that gives you the best of both worlds — implant-supported dentures. Drs. ONeal F. Russell, Jr. and ONeal F. Russell, III offer implant supported dentures in Annapolis.
Benefits of Implant Dentistry in Annapolis
If you already wear removable dentures, then you’ve probably already experienced one or more of the following drawbacks:
• Removable dentures slipping while eating
• Having to use messy adhesives
• Dentures covering your palate
• Having to remove your dentures nightly for cleaning
• Feeling older than your actual age
In addition, removable dentures don’t help maintain the health and density of the jawbone like dental implants do. However, with implant-supported dentures, you get to enjoy your replacement teeth to their fullest. Here are some of the advantages of Annapolis implant supported dentures:
• Made from titanium for maximum durability
• No denture slippage when eating or speaking
• Dental implants help maintain bone density and structure of the jaw
When you opt for over-dentures supported by implants, there are no restrictions when it comes to enjoying your favorite foods. With four implants per arch, your palate is left uncovered. This is important when it comes to fully tasting food and drink.
Many Annapolis implant dentistry patients feel that implant-supported dentures offer all the benefits of natural teeth — without the hassle of potential tooth decay or misalignment. Over the years, natural teeth can shift; with implant-supported overdentures, this is something you no longer need to worry about.
How Are Implant-Supported Dentures Placed?
If you’re considering implant-supported dentures, the first step is a consultation with one of our Annapolis implant dentists. Dr. Russell will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums to ensure that you’re a good candidate for implant-supported dentures.
The titanium implants are placed directly into your jaw bone; the bone then heals around the implants, which offers unparalleled stability. After the implants are placed, you’ll need to wait several weeks for the area to heal properly. After the bone has suitably healed around the implants, the dentures are secured in place. Implant-supported dentures last for years, and require very little upkeep.
Schedule Your Appointment
Don’t wait any longer to enjoy the advantages of implant-supported dentures. Call our office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. ONeal F. Russell, Jr., or Dr. ONeal F. Russell, III. You can also use our convenient online appointment request form. Drs. Russell and their friendly look forward to providing you with superior-quality dental care.