If you have dentures, especially ones for your lower teeth, you know that they can be a challenge. They might slip around, hurt and cause sores, and sometimes even fall out.
In the past people just had to make do with loose dentures. They had to accept that eating, talking, and laughing may no longer feel comfortable or secure.
But, times have changed.
If you are unhappy or uncomfortable with your dentures we encourage you to come in for a consultation to learn how we can help you upgrade to dentures that snap in place and stay secure.
You can have new teeth that look good, feel good, and function well.
We do this by providing dental implants with attachments your dentures can snap on to. These implants are small titanium screws placed in the jaw that are safe and have an extremely high success rate.
The procedure for placing implants is relatively simple and comfortable, but if you are nervous we can provide nitrous oxide or other ways to help you relax.
You don’t need to suffer with ill fitting dentures any more. Implant supported snap on dentures can improve the quality of your life and allow you to eat well, smile more often, and live fully again.
Our gentle and understanding dental team will guide you through the process and support you every step of the way.
To learn more or get started, call for a consultation at (865) 922-1613. Knoxville, TN
Image courtesy of Gus Moretta
Loose, sloppy, and uncomfortable dentures are a thing of the past. New implant supported dentures that snap securely in place have revolutionized the denture experience for our patients needing to replace teeth.
If you or someone you love have ill-fitting dentures you would like to replace or are getting dentures for the first time, you will find the process both simple and comfortable.
Small dental implants are placed in the jaw where teeth roots used to live. This can be done with local anesthesia, but we also offer oral sedation for those of you who might feel nervous or prefer it.
Dentures are made with snaps that will fit to the implants. You simply slide your dentures into place and then snap them in. They unsnap easily when you want to take them out.
No more worries about your dentures moving around, falling out, or embarrassing you. You can eat, smile, laugh, and sing with confidence again.
If you are in the Knoxville area and would like to see if you are a candidate for these secure dentures we would love to meet with you and answer all of your questions. You can schedule an appointment by calling (865) 922-1613. Knoxville TN
When someone has had dentures for a long time, they often find that their dentures start to feel loose and not fit as well. This is because the constant pressure of the dentures wears down the bone and gum tissue used to support them. When this happens people may experience:
- Discomfort, pain, or sore spots
- Being afraid their dentures will fall out in public
- The appearance of aging faster
- Inability to chew well and absorb nutrition from food
- Losing confidence and becoming reclusive
- Having to avoid favorite foods like steak, apples, or corn on the cob
One of our greatest joys is helping denture wearers resolve these issues that can challenge them physically, mentally, and emotionally.
The solution that we provide is supporting dentures with dental implants. These implants are like man made roots that keep the dentures anchored and secure. The dentures are made so that they can simply snap over the implants and are easy to put in and take out.
The process for putting in implants and creating new dentures is generally easy to tolerate, but we also offer oral sedation dentistry to help our patients who want to avoid feeling nervous. No needles or IV’s are involved and they will feel relaxed and comfortable during treatment.
Dental implants are also a great option for people who are getting dentures for the first time. Starting with snap on dentures can prevent their ever having to experience the issues related to ill-fitting dentures.
With implant supported dentures, our patients can smile, eat, laugh, and sing with confidence again. And, that makes us smile too!
If you would like to find out if implant supported dentures are for you, call for a consultation: (865) 922-1613 Knoxville, TN
Traditional dentures rest on your gums and sometimes no matter how well they are made, they can start to feel sloppy. If you have had dentures for a long time the ridge of gums can wear down leaving little for the dentures to hold on to. Denture adhesive may help, but not always or as much as you might like.
We can restore your ability to smile and chew with confidence again with snap on, implant supported dentures, sometimes called overdentures.
Implant supported dentures are a great option for your first set of dentures or to replace ones you already have.
We start by placing dental implants to create a fully secure foundation for your denture. This can usually be done with mini implants allowing treatment to be completed very quickly and comfortably. If you are nervous about dental treatment, we can talk about the possibility of oral sedation dentistry to help make your appointment easier for you.
The actual denture will be made so that it snaps securely onto the implants and stays in place. Nice and solid. Very comfortable. And, easy to remove and put back in.
With snap on dentures, you will be able to feel confident in social and dining situations and enjoy the benefits of a more beautiful and natural feeling smile.
Why keep suffering. It’s time to say no to sloppy dentures and give us a call to schedule a consultation for new, reliable and very comfortable snap on dentures.
Knoxville Family and Sedation Dentistry (865) 922-1613
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If you have dentures, there are still things you need to do to keep your mouth healthy:
Clean your dentures daily to remove plaque and bacteria – start by rinsing your dentures and then brush them gently to get them clean. Some denture materials are not as hard as natural teeth and it is important to use a soft bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste to protect them.
Clean your mouth every day – brush all areas of your mouth including your tongue, gums, and the inside of your cheeks with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste. This will help remove bacteria and keep your mouth healthy.
Give your dentures a break – remove your dentures for at least 4 hours every 24 hour period. Most people choose to do this over night. Your gums and mouth tissues need a break to stay healthy and prevent sores.
See your dentist at recommended intervals – having your teeth removed does not mean you no longer need to see the dentist. Your dentist will want to check the health of your mouth and screen for oral cancer. They will also check the fit of your dentures, adjust them if needed, and help you keep them fitting and working well.
Don’t settle for sloppy dentures – dentures that don’t fit well can lead to sore spots, poor diet and digestion, and even cancer. If you are wearing an older set that does not fit anymore, it may be time for an adjustment, relign, or brand new set.
Snap on dentures that connect to dental implants are the most secure dentures available and have revolutionized the denture experience for many people. If your dentures are feeling sloppy or uncomfortable, make a an appointment with your dentist to find out what your options are.
(865) 922-1613 Knoxville, TN Dr. Ron Smith, DDS