Dental Implants

People don’t really want dental implants.  That may sound like an unlikely statement from a dentist who has been helping patients with dental implants for twenty-eight years.  But over those years we have observed that what patients really want is to smile without unsightly gaps in their smile, or to be able to chew better and more comfortably, or to have the peace of mind that comes from having teeth that don’t come loose when smiling, eating, talking and yes, even kissing.

At Renew Dental, Drs. George and Doris Marquis never forget the human reasons people get dental implants.  We always start with understanding what our patients want to make their lives better, then determining if dental implants can help them get what they really want.  That may seem like a simple concept, but we know it’s often lost in the technical complexity surrounding implant prosthetics.

Removable Prosthetics

A smile just isn’t a smile if it’s incomplete. Missing teeth cause a host of problems, from difficulty speaking and eating to low self-confidence to jawbone deterioration. Don’t give up on your smile. Advances in dental materials and technology have made full and partial dentures more lifelike and comfortable than ever.

What is a Partial?

A partial denture, commonly referred to as simply a partial, consists of multiple teeth on a gum colored base. The teeth are not in a row, but rather spread across the base to fit like a puzzle with your existing teeth. A partial is normally secured with clips or brackets, but unlike a bridge, a partial is removable.

What is a Denture?

A full denture is a complete top or bottom row of teeth mounted on a gum-colored base. Dentures can be closed or open palate (horseshoe shaped). Many people are now using dental implants to help provide retention and more stability for their full dentures. Each case is different, and we can discuss what would be best for you after a comprehensive exam.

Implant-Supported Dentures and Partials

Dental implants are small titanium posts anchored into the jawbone. If you prefer a secure full or partial denture and do not want clips or adhesive, then consider implant-supported dentures. In a brief surgery, an implant dentist can secure a few dental implant posts to hold your dentures in place. With implant-supported dentures, you won’t have to worry about slippage, and your prosthetic will feel safe and sound.

Custom Dentures

Custom dentures made with careful attention to detail can look more life like, fill in your facial features and help you chew and speak better than assembly line dentures.

The art of making really well fitted, custom dentures has largely been lost among most dentists in America. In spite of this, the ADA estimates that over 40 million people in the US have lost all of their teeth and wear full dentures.  Corporate franchise denture facilities have sprung up around the country to fill this need and while they can do an adequate job for some patients, they fall short for most who want a more natural fit and function.

At Renew Dental, we find that many patients have more discerning expectations.  Dr. George Marquis has been fitting custom dentures for more than 30 years.

If you just have questions about custom dentures, we will be happy to sit down with you and answer your questions at a no charge, get acquainted visit.

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