Are you a denture wearer who still wishes you had your teeth? While removable dentures are important and useful, there do limit what and how a patient eats. Many denture patients may not be aware that that implant-mounted dentures are a cost-effective and realistic option for both upper and lower dentures. By creating a solid foundation using implants, the embarrassing denture situations that occur from time to time become a thing of the past.
Advantage of Implant Dentures
Very few implants are needed by our Placerville dentists to attach a “pop-in” denture. This makes it an economic solution for patients on limited incomes. As an added advantage, the same implants that mount the dentures can be used at night to mount an oral appliance for sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is rapidly gaining attention as a disease that particularly affects older people, causing weight gain, sleep loss, daytime drowsiness and infamous bouts of snoring. OAT (Oral Appliance Therapy) is the preferred method for treating sleep apnea, where possible, over CPAP (Constant Positive Airway Pressure). This is because CPAP involves the use of a mask and breathing machine, which are both difficult for many people to become accustomed to. Pop-in oral appliances are much easier to use and have a stable foundation with dental implants.
How to Order Implant Dentures and Oral Appliances
The Placerville Dental Group offers free consultations for clients with an interest in any of the following procedures:
- Consultation to determine if dentures are required;
- Installing dental implants to affix dentures;
- Diagnosing sleep apnea;
- Discussing dental solutions for sleep apnea;
- Fitting an custom oral appliance for dental implants.
For assistance with any of these sleep apnea, dental implant or denture issues, use our online appointment request form to schedule a free consultation with one of our Placerville dentists. You may also call us at 530-295-8000 or stop by our downtown Placerville dental clinic at 699 Main Street, Suite B.