For millions of men and women in America, full dentures and partials make it possible to eat, speak, and smile despite their missing teeth. While these prosthetic teeth do serve an important purpose, they can prove inconvenient and uncomfortable over time. At Chris J. Devlin, DMD, PC in State College, PA, Dr. Devlin offers a superior restorative solution that allows patients with dentures to enjoy life to the fullest once again: implant-retained dentures.
Advantages of Implant-Retained Dentures
Also called implant-supported dentures, implant-retained dental prosthetics closely resemble the dentures with which most of us are familiar. They may replace multiple teeth in a row, an entire arch, or various teeth situated throughout the arch. The replacement teeth look strikingly realistic and are customized to fit seamlessly with your natural smile. The problem with many dentures is that they do not fit precisely against the gums and the palate, resulting in a number of common issues like clicking, slipping, and rubbing. With implant-retained dentures, these worries are all things of the past.
Dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted into the gum tissue and the bone of the jaw to serve as sturdy anchors for a dental prosthetic like a crown, a bridge, or a denture. After a brief period of healing following their placement, the implants become solidly fused with the bone. Then Dr. Devlin can attach a custom denture to the implants, effectively rebuilding your smile and bite in a way that looks and feels natural. You’ll never have to worry again about your dentures slipping while you speak or moving around when you eat.
Experience the Possibilities of Implant-Retained Dentures
Whether you currently wear dentures or you are planning to have teeth extracted to accommodate a dental prosthetic, we welcome you to contact our office and ask about implant-retained dentures. With the proven technology of dental implants and Dr. Devlin’s extensive experience, we can help restore and rejuvenate your smile. Our practice in State College, PA warmly welcomes patients from nearby areas as well, including Altoona, Centre Hall, Bellefonte, and more. Our team looks forward to seeing and serving your smile!