One of the most common complaints of denture wearers is stability. Teeth that wobble or slip can rub sore spots. They keep you from eating the foods you love. They can also embarrass you when you smile, laugh, speak, or sing. Patients throughout the Cincinnati and Fairfield Township area are taking advantage of implant dentures from Patel and Dornhecker Dentistry, for an entirely different experience.
The role of dental implants
Implants are small titanium screws precisely placed into the jawbone. Over time, bone fuses with the implants, providing a solid base for your denture. As few as four dental implants can be placed to hold a whole arch of teeth.
Our dentists design a denture with special attachment points. (If you have a denture you like, it may be possible to retro-fit it with implant attachments.) When implants are fully healed, they are topped with tiny ball or bar devices. The denture now snaps in place for dramatically improved chewing function and confidence.
Living with implant-retained dentures
Implant dentures are relatively carefree:
- They are so secure that you may forget you are wearing them.
- You are less likely to get food trapped under the denture, or experience mouth sores and discomfort.
- An upper implant denture does not cover the palate, preserving natural temperature sensation and taste.
- The denture is removable, for convenience in keeping it and your mouth sparkling clean.
- Implants help to maintain strong bone density, avoiding a sunken facial appearance.
- Expect to smile more readily, and eat with gusto.
Dr. Jesal Patel and Dr. Shawn Dornhecker provide a full range of denture services – partials, conventional dentures, immediate dentures, relining, and repair. They work with reputable dental laboratories to create dentures from high quality materials, that look natural and fit comfortably.
Dr. Jesal A. Patel and Dr. Shawn Dornhecker run a successful dental practice in their home state of Ohio. Both doctors attended the Miami University for Microbiology in Oxford, Ohio and The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. The wife-husband duo brings together a wealth of experience while working with children, adults, and veterans during their residency at The Medical College of Ohio.
Patel and Dornhecker Dentistry has two offices in Bridgetown and Fairfield. The team at the clinic strives to serve with the best quality care to their patients using the latest technology. They strongly believe in working with local businesses in Ohio to empower the local community.