Comfortable and functional – Like your own teeth once were
Traditional, removable dentures are prosthetic, removable teeth inserted into a plastic base resembling your gums. Full dentures are available for those missing all of their teeth on the upper and/or lower jaws. This older approach uses either suction or adhesion to stay in place.
If you’re wearing dentures and hate them, you know the biggest drawback is instability and associated gum pain. If this describes you, snap-on, implant-supported dentures are an excellent option for making your dentures more comfortable and functional – like your own teeth once were.
Dr. Robert Harrell is the Charlotte-area leader in implant dentistry and has placed countless dental implants, customized for each patient. Now offering state-of-the-art implant services at the Harrell Implant Center, Dr. Harrell is here to see that your denture experience is improved to your full satisfaction.
Get back to “normal”
Removable implant-supported dentures require fewer implants. Dr. Harrell will place four dental implants to securely hold an upper denture, allowing the size of the plate to be reduced or eliminated entirely from the denture.
Denture plate reduction or elimination feels more natural and allows you to taste your food. Just two implants under a lower denture can improve stability and restore chewing efficiency up to 90%, while four implants provide up to 100% normal chewing efficiency.
Implant-supported dentures, which can be removed by you for daily cleaning, offer several benefits compared to traditional dentures:
- Dental implants do away with rubbing and irritation
- Dentures don’t slip during biting, chewing, or speaking
- Food usually does not makes its way under dentures
- Implant-supported dentures promote normal pressure on your bone tissue, reducing the rate of bone loss, in the jaw, over time
- Expect more stability for lower jaw dentures
For a tighter and more natural-looking solution to missing teeth, implant-supported dentures may be right for you. Instead of using suction or adhesion, Dr. Harrell implants surgical posts into your gums that serve as the anchor for your dentures. You simply snap your dentures onto the posts. No more sliding and slipping.
These posts make it possible for you to easily snap your dentures in and out of your mouth. While in place, though, the denture is exceptionally more secure than traditional dentures and, importantly, the cause of your embarrassment from ill-fitting dentures, is gone.
Most of our patients may not even need new dentures, and the procedure can actually be completed in a single day, allowing you to eat with your new denture once you leave the office. Dr. Harrell is so confident in this approach that he offers a five-year warranty on these dentures.
Upon visiting the Harrell Implant Center you will discover that Dr. Harrell is supported by a highly experienced team that is equally dedicated to placing an aesthetically pleasing restoration. His unique staff includes two surgical assistants, two full-time hygienists and a patient education coordinator who will answer every question and put you fully at ease during the entire process.
If you are ready for a happier and healthier lifestyle that blossoms from your new, beautiful smile, call Harrell Dental Implant Center at 704-206-1330 or use the contact form below to schedule a free, no-obligation smile consultation. During your consultation, we will create a complimentary digital smile “preview” to show you what you can expect when your treatment is complete. And, of course, easy payments plans are available through Care Credit.