When it comes to replacing missing teeth, you have many options. Dental bridges, dentures, and dental implants can all serve you well, but if you are looking to replace a full arch of teeth permanently, our team may recommend implant-supported dentures.
Implant-supported dentures are similar to their traditional counterparts, in that they use synthetic teeth to replace the gaps in your smile, but they have one very important difference. True to name, implant-supported dentures use dental implants to attach the denture firmly to your smile, creating a stable, comfortable fit that looks and feels like natural teeth.
To create place implant-supported dentures, Dr. David Crabtree surgically places titanium abutments in your jawbone to act as the foundation for the denture. After the jawbone has healed, we attach custom-made artificial teeth to the abutments, ensuring they are firmly in place. Once the process is completed, the appliance can only be removed by a dental professional. Implant-supported dentures offer many benefits that are not available through other dental restorations. These include preventing the appliance from slipping or food from becoming stuck between the denture and your teeth. Implant-supported dentures also offer a stronger bite force equal to that of your natural teeth.
When you visit Crabtree Dental Center for a consultation, Dr. David Crabtree will meet with you to determine if you are a good candidate for implant-supported dentures in Colorado Springs, Colorado. To schedule your appointment with our dentist, please call 719-599-7453 today.