Many Americans are unfortunately missing many of their teeth, leaving extraction of remaining teeth and dentures the healthiest option. While adhesive dentures used to be the treatment of choice for people missing all of their teeth, nowadays implant-supported dentures are considered to be the superior option.
If you are missing all or most of your teeth, call Dr. Jorge Paez at 702-737-3553 today to schedule your free implant-supported dentures consultation.
Why Choose Implant-Supported Dentures?
Traditional adhesive dentures have many inherent problems that can cause discomfort or embarrassment for wearers, including:
- Gum irritation
- Risk of dentures falling out
- Inability to eat certain foods
- Bone loss in the jaw
These occur because adhesive dentures do not have a solid base to attach to, and they cannot replace missing tooth roots. It's the missing tooth roots that cause bone loss, leading eventually to jaw collapse.
Implant-supported dentures solve all of these problems. Since implants are surgically placed in the jaw and fuse with the jaw bone, they are incredibly stable. Your custom dentures are then attached securely to the implant abutments, where they will not move around and irritate the gums or become loose and fall out.
With implant-supported dentures, your jaw bone is well supported so you can avoid the sunken jaw look common to adhesive denture wearers. In addition, you will be able to eat foods you never could with adhesive dentures, such as apples.
Can I Afford Implant-Supported Dentures?
While the cost of implants or implant-supported dentures may seem daunting, most people can work it fairly easily into their budget through a dental implant financing plan. Dr. Paez offers financing through CareCredit, which has many options for monthly payments and length of term to fit any financial need. Ask us about financing options during your complimentary consultation.
Although the upfront costs of dental implants may seem high, they are the best value for most patients. Implants can last a lifetime, and the peace of mind, comfort, and aesthetic benefits they provide are priceless for many patients.
Insurance unfortunately often does not cover dental implants, even though they are widely considered in the dental community to be the best choice for missing teeth. We will gladly work with you to see if your insurance will at least partially cover some of the procedure, and if not, we will help you find the best financing plan for your budget.
Who Is The Best Candidate for Implant-Supported Dentures?
The best candidate for implant-supported dentures is someone who:
- Is missing all or nearly all of their teeth
- Needs to have all of their teeth extracted
- Already has adhesive dentures that they want to replace
- Is in general good health and free of gum disease
- Does not smoke or have an uncontrolled medical condition
If you opt for implant-supported dentures, you should also be committed to maintaining good oral health and visiting the dentist regularly. Smoking and gum disease can increase your chance of implant failure, so it is important to avoid smoking and keep your mouth healthy.
Schedule Your Free Consultation
If you are interested in implant-supported dentures, please call Dr. Paez today at 702-737-3553 to schedule your free consultation. We serve patients in greater Las Vegas, including Summerlin and Spring Valley.