If you have lost a majority of your teeth and are looking to better your appearance, here at High Desert Dental in Albuquerque, New Mexico, we offer traditional and implant-supported dentures. 

 

Having a lot of missing teeth can cause some problems in everyday lives such as chewing and speaking. Getting dentures could greatly increase your quality of life, keep reading to learn more about what type of dentures we offer. 

 

older couple with dentures smilingTraditional Dentures 

 

Still being a full set of teeth, traditional dentures are made for easy placement and easy removal. Other than dental bridges which are rows of teeth that are anchored onto other existing teeth, traditional dentures are full sets of teeth that sit right on top of the gums. 

 

After deciding that dentures are best for you, your existing teeth will need to be removed. After all, teeth are extracted, dentures usually can be placed after 8-12 weeks of healing. 

 

Implant-Supported Dentures 

 

For these types of dentures, metal posts surgically placed into the jaw bone will act as the bottom support for the dentures. Implant-supported dentures are more stable than traditional dentures due to the implants and the fastening ability they have. 

 

When making these kinds of dentures, under the fake teeth there are little clasps that are used to snap into the implant base. Being able to snap on, these dentures can hold a little firmer while chewing and eating. 

 

Benefits of Dentures 

 

  • Missing most of your teeth can hinder your confidence in your smile, dentures help restore that confidence and have you smiling bigger than ever 
  • Having missing teeth can make you appear older, receiving custom dentures can help improve your appearance 
  • Dentures are fake teeth that are customized to look the way that you would prefer 
  • Having fake teeth makes it so that you never have to worry about dental restorations such as fillings, root canals, or crowns 

 

If you are in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and are looking to make your smile whole again, please give us, High Desert Dental, a call. We would love to help you decide what kind of dentures would fit you best and answer any questions that you might have! We look forward to hearing from you!