These aren’t your grandparents’ dentures. Today’s thoroughly modern dentures are made from advanced materials that look lifelike and provide enhanced comfort. Advances in technology mean that your new dentures will fit better than you might have ever imagined. If you’re considering partial or full dentures, you owe it to yourself to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ryan Shepherd of Uptown Dental Associates in Albuquerque, NM.
Feel Secure and Confident
One of the long-standing complaints about dentures is that they tend to slip and slide around in the mouth. Traditional dentures can even pop out of the mouth unexpectedly which is embarrassing to say the least.
Today, a full arch of dentures – upper, lower, or both – can be securely anchored by dental implants. Implants keep dentures firmly in place; they can’t possibly move or pop out.
Implant-supported dentures are attached to a metal bar which is connected to the implants. Implant-retained dentures are just as secure, but they’re held in place by ball-shaped attachments.
With implants, your new teeth are exactly like your natural teeth. You can brush, floss, and care for them exactly the same way that you did your original teeth. And, implant-supported or implant-retained dentures allow you to eat all of the foods you love. Implants return up to 90 percent of your natural chewing power.
About Partial Dentures
Some people want to replace just a few missing teeth. Partial dentures accomplish exactly that, filling the gap where one or more teeth are missing. Dr. Ryan Shepherd at Uptown Dental Associates in Albuquerque, NM will be happy to discuss your options
What Implant Dentures Feel Like
Freida B. sought out Dr. Shepherd’s help for a variety of reasons. She said: “Because I was wearing a partial and he suggested because my other teeth were starting to get to that point, that I probably might as well just go ahead and take the plunge, so to speak, and just have what I had left pulled so that I could go ahead and get a full denture.
“I did, and my teeth look much prettier than they did before. I very much enjoy being able to smile and having the confidence that I do have a nice smile now, as opposed to when I didn’t and have them all the same color, instead of having some different shades. I do like that.”
What To Expect
When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Ryan Shepherd at Uptown Dental Associates in Albuquerque, NM, he’ll discuss your goals and what you hope to gain from dentures. He’ll perform a thorough examination and determine which denture option is best for you. He can also provide temporary dentures so that you leave the office with a full set of beautiful teeth!
You can laugh freely, smile broadly, and eat the foods you love! Get started by scheduling a consultation with Uptown Dental Associates in Albuquerque, NM. Call our office today at 505-407-8781. You can also use our convenient online form.