For over three decades we have been providing dental care to the patients of, and surrounding, Pagosa Springs, Colorado. We have found that many denture-wearing patients are unhappy with the way their dentures fit, feel and look. While dentures are an affordable and common solution to complete and partial tooth loss, they are not without their downsides. Denture wearers often experience a drastically weaker bite, slipping or falling out from the mouth, painful sores along the gums, and a receding jaw bone. However, this can all be dramatically improved by adding just two, four or more dental implants into the lower or upper jaw that allows a denture to snap in and out securely. These implant supported dentures or over dentures are a full arch removable solution that will provide many benefits to your daily life and give you a new experience when living with dentures.
Dr. William Thornell is a dental implant surgeon who offers full-service missing teeth replacement solutions at his Pagosa Springs, Colorado office for denture wearers or those who are missing some or all their teeth. At our practice, we don’t send you away to other doctors, everything is performed by Dr. Thornell personally and in the comfort of our state-of-the-art office. Furthermore, the process to receive implant supported dentures is relatively simple and worry-free. Dr. Thornell utilizes advanced digital imaging to get detailed information about your bone structure which we use to create a dental implant guide. These guides ensure your implants are placed in the most precise locations for improved success and predictability. Dr.Thornell makes your visits comfortable and stress free as we offer advanced, soothing IV sedation to put you at ease during your treatment.
Once you have your implants in place, we will create a removable over denture for you that will attach to the implants. Depending on your needs and what Dr. Thornell determines is best for you, you can have implant supported dentures that are removable or a fixed non removable option that attaches to your implants permanently. Either option will drastically improve your quality of life as you no longer have to worry about your dentures causing embarrassment, pain or being a hassle. For those who want to completely replace their teeth with a permanent and non removable tooth option, ask Dr. Thornell about the Smile Today full arch solution.