Dr. Clancy has recently started offering New You dentures, which are custom made and of the highest quality. New You dentures are implant-supported, although there is also a solely adhesive model available. We highly recommend implant-supported dentures, though, because implants are the best way to prevent bone loss in the jaw and prevent future oral health issues.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Dental implants replace the natural tooth root of a tooth that has been extracted. Implants have a number of benefits over other types of tooth replacements, including:
- Preventing bone loss and jaw reduction
- Preventing surrounding teeth from weakening due to lack of support
- No need to file down surrounding teeth in order to place a bridge
- Implant-supported dentures are more stable and secure than glue-on dentures
Implant-supported dentures do not require an implant for every single missing tooth. The most common number of implants is 5, 4, or 2 in the top and bottom arches. Dr. Clancy offers each of these options, and will discuss with you how many implants would be most beneficial in your case.
New You dentures are custom-designed for each individual patient, allowing for maximum comfort and aesthetics. In addition, because of how well the dentures are secured onto the implants, chewing efficiency is greatly enhanced. Traditional glue-on dentures can be difficult to chew with, and there is always the embarrassing possibility of them falling out at inopportune moments. New You dentures are firmly secured, meaning that your dentures only come out when you want them to.
Why Choose New You Dentures?
New You dentures are made custom for each patient, taking into account your particular bite and allowing you to maintain optimal function and muscle relaxation. Dr. Clancy is LVI-trained in TMJ management and bite alignment, and understands how to correct and maintain his patients’ bites so that they are as comfortable as possible with their dentures.
Traditional dentures are not custom-made, or only have a few customizable features. In addition, dentures that glue in and do not replace the tooth root will eventually lead to jaw collapse, making you look older and identifying you as a denture wearer. Implants combined with completely custom dentures allows the jaw to retain its structure and makes it so that no one can even tell you are wearing dentures.
Implant supported dentures are not for everyone, so make sure to schedule a consultation with Dr. Clancy to see if you are a candidate. If you are a smoker, there is a high chance of implant failure, so dental implants may not be a good choice for you.