Over 170 million Americans are missing one or more teeth, and 30% over the age of 65 are missing all of their teeth. While dentures and bridges can be good options to help restore your smile and function, dental implants are widely considered the best way to replace missing teeth.
Why dental implants? It’s because implants are the only current method available that actually replaces the tooth root. The tooth root is a valuable part of your jaw structure which prevents bone loss, so if you are missing multiple teeth and don’t bother to replace the root, it could lead to jaw shrinkage and eventual collapse. Plus, properly fitting dentures supported by implants can do wonders for your overall appearance. Proper support of the muscles, skin, and bone in the face can give a facelift-like effect and may take years off your appearance.
We offer the latest implant-supported denture technology, New You Dentures. These dentures are completely customizable to fit perfectly in your mouth and allow you to speak, eat, and drink normally. They won’t interfere with your bite, as typical non-custom adhesive dentures might, and because they are custom-made just for you, they will be as comfortable as possible.
We understand that our patients have different lifestyles, needs, and budgets, so we offer a variety of New You Denture options. You can choose from:
- Permanently attached with 5 or 6 root replacements
- Snap-on with 4 root replacements
- Snap-on with 2 root replacements
- Adhesive with no implants
Dr. Clancy will discuss which type is best for you during your consultation. Although we do offer adhesive dentures, in most cases we strongly recommend implants for the reasons discussed previously.
Here at Divine Smiles, we have an in-house oral surgeon, so you will not need to go back and forth between an implant specialist and a cosmetic dentist at separate practices. Our patients appreciate the convenience and time saved with this arrangement.
If you are interested in implant-supported dentures or other options for replacing missing teeth, call Dr. Clancy at (781) 396-8558 today to schedule your consultation.