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Think you know about dentures? If your knowledge is based on your dad’s denture, you may be surprised to find you have many more choices than conventional denture for replacing your lost teeth. One option is denture that securely attach to dental implants so they do not shift or slip in your mouth.

Spokane Valley, WA dentist Dr. Craig Ellsworth offers a variety of dentures options like  with dental implants. Of course, we also offer traditional denture, as some people still find them to be their best choice for tooth replacement. Call us in Spokane Valley, WA at 509-850-3217 to find out about all of your latest denture options.

Benefits of Implant Dentures

Conventional dentures are held in your mouth by suction and adhesives. A big advantage of using dental implants with denture is that they won’t slip around, which can sometimes make it difficult to speak or eat. Most people find denture with implants look and feel more secure.
Other benefits:

  • Implant denture helps you retain your natural face shape and avoid the sunken-looking cheeks that can result from long-term wear of conventional dentures
  • Implant denture stimulates your jawbone in a way similar to your natural teeth, which helps maintain better bone quality

Implant Dentures Options

You have different options for how your denture is attached to dental implants and how many implants are used to support your dentures. Spokane Valley, WA dentist Dr. Craig Ellsworth can explain all the alternatives and help you determine which one works best for you.

Your two primary implant dentures choices are:

  • Implant-supported. With this method, your denture is secured in place by dental implants. This can be done in a way that enables you to remove the denture or in a way where they are permanently attached to your implants.
  • Implant-retained. With this method, your denture snaps on to dental implants with ball attachments. They can be removed for cleaning but won’t fall out when you eat or speak.

Dentures have come a long way. Call Spokane Valley, WA dentist Dr. Craig Ellsworth at 509-850-3217 to find out just how far. You’ll be surprised at the number of choices! Or make an appointment using our online form.

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