What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the preferred choice for replacing missing or lost teeth. Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.
Dr. Rahimi-Thornton provides denture relines, rebases, and repairs to help you care for your denture properly and enjoy a beautiful smile. Are your dentures feeling loose? If something about your dentures feels loose or uncomfortable, let our team have a look. From speaking to eating, your natural teeth have done so much to help you in your daily life.
Unfortunately, since denture prosthetics don’t behave exactly like natural teeth, there may come a time when your dentures don’t fit or feel as natural as they once were. With our assistance, restoring the natural look and feel of your teeth is a simple and hassle-free experience. Denture rebasing is the process of replacing the entire acrylic denture base without replacing the teeth.
Dr. Rahimi-Thornton may recommend that your dentures be rebased when the teeth are still in good condition, but the denture base material is worn out. Repairs will restore a broken or damaged denture to a state close to its original condition.
Implants can develop problems without consistent daily care. For an accurate assessment of implant health, Dr. Rahimi-Thornton and our hygienists need to probe and measure the gums around the implant. We will check around teeth, compare x-rays annually, look for looseness, check the bite, and review all of the components attached to the implants to make sure that they are functioning correctly.
Restoring missing teeth is a healthy way to regain one’s oral health and the confidence to smile. Luckily, advances in implant dentistry have made it possible for patients to restore their missing teeth allowing them to carry out all mouth functions with ease and confidence. Dr. Rahimi-Thornton is an expert in implant dentistry and can help patients throughout their journey to a healthy set of teeth.