People are living longer than ever and staying active well into their golden years – both professionally and socially. Naturally, this dramatically improves the quality of life seniors enjoy today compared with decades ago.
As a result, looking their best is essential to many of our patients. Your smile is an integral part of how you feel about yourself and your appearance. It is the accessory you wear every day. Feeling confident in your teeth and smile is essential at any age and encourages patients to express themselves and laugh openly.
Modern Denture Improvements
Today’s conventional dentures have improved in both esthetics and function over the last two decades. Fortunately, modern dentistry has eliminated the boxy, awkward dentures of the past that looked too white and generic.
Knowledge about jaw function and how bone changes over time has also allowed dentists today to create dentures that fit dramatically better than the ones our grandparents wore.
Still, denture fit poses a challenge for many patients. Dr. Ruggless can design implant-retained dentures in our Springfield, IL dental office.
Benefits of Implant-Retained Dentures
Implant-retained dentures help those patients who want additional security, either because they have difficulty with denture fit or because they want to avoid any embarrassing denture mishaps.
Placing four to six dental implants in the upper or lower arch provide a lock-in mechanism to hold dentures tightly in place until you remove them for cleaning or inspection. They have the added benefit of retaining bone, which deteriorates with aging and tooth loss.
A complete evaluation with Dr. Ruggless will determine if you are a good candidate for implant-retained dentures. Give us a call to schedule an appointment and get the answers you need to make the best choice for your smile.