Denture/Implants

Dentures

We offer a variety of procedures for dentures, from partial dentures to full dentures and overdentures as well as repairs and relines. While patients often avoid regular checkups after they receive dentures, an annual oral cancer screening and examination to check for tissue changes is extremely important to help maintain good oral health.

Our dentures are custom made for your individual criteria. Dr. Thompson takes great care to make sure, through a series of appointments that your dentures fit properly and look natural.

Overdentures

eating with dentures

Overdentures fit over a natural tooth roots or dental implants and utilize special attachments which help to hold the overdenture securely in place.

The most important consideration in your decision to choose an overdenture is the limited retention and stability of a traditional denture which relies on suction alone.

Over time, retention only worsens due to continual bone loss (atrophy) of your dental arches from the lack of teeth, and this can have a negative impact on your overall health. Retaining your dentures with existing teeth or implants will provide you with excellent stability and support for your overdenture.  Loose dentures that cause embarrassment will be eliminated. Messy denture creams and adhesives are no longer needed.

Implants

A dental Implant is an artificial tooth root implanted into the jawbone. It is made of titanium and may look like a small screw or cylinder.  Implants can be used to support a single crown, a bridge or even a denture.

Mini Dental Implants

Like traditional implants, Mini Dental Implants (MDI’s) are made of titanium alloys. MDI’s are more slender than regular implants and are most often used to help stabilize dentures.  MDI’s provide a less expensive option to traditional dentures and have the added advantage of requiring less invasive procedures for placement and far less healing time than traditional implants.  If your current denture is in good shape, we can often alter or adjust to work with the new implants. Dental Implants provide strength and stability required to eat various foods as well as stimulate and maintain jawbone, preventing further bone loss.