Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 11, 2014
Dr. David Baker now offers an innovative solution for patients who have lost teeth and want a more secure replacement than traditional dentures. Implant supported lower dentures offer patients stability and favorable health effects, such as stabilizing bone density levels. Dr. Baker also performs a wide range of Austin, TX dental care procedures to help patients improve their oral health and the likelihood of implants being successful.
Implant supported dentures are held in place by dental implants, which are placed surgically in the jaw bone. Over time, the implants fuse into the jaw bone. This helps prevent bone deterioration, which is an irreversible process that begins when the bone loses the stimulation that teeth provide. Implant supported dentures also allow patients to speak more naturally and eat a full diet without worrying about the dentures slipping out of place. Dr. Baker provides implant supported lower and upper dentures, but he often encourages patients to focus on lower dentures first. An unsecured lower denture is more likely to slide out of place because the lower jaw has a greater range of motion.
Besides improving oral health and function, implant supported dentures offer several benefits for patients. These dentures can be an affordable alternative to individual implants. Patients can also expect a relatively low maintenance Austin, TX dental care regimen. Unless a fixed model it chosen, patients still must remove the denture for cleaning, but reattaching it is simple. Instead of applying adhesives, patients simply match the recessed areas on the underside of the denture to the supporting structures attached to the implants. Those with implant supported dentures do not have to return to Dr. Baker for ongoing adjustments or replacements; these dentures provide a stable, permanent solution.
Many patients need preparatory Austin, TX dental care to be considered good candidates for implant supported lower dentures. For patients with periodontal disease, Dr. Baker offers various treatments, including the LANAP® protocol, to remove the infection and improve the likelihood of implants being successful. For patients with low bone density that is insufficient to anchor implants, Dr. Baker may recommend bone grafting. During an initial consultation, Dr. Baker can determine whether implant supported dentures are a reasonable solution for a patient. Anyone interested in learning more about this option is encouraged to call Dr. Baker’s office to schedule an appointment.
About the Practice
Westlake Family Dental Care is a general practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Austin, TX since 1997. Dr. Baker received his dental degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Dental School and scored in the top two percent of the nation in Endodontics and Periodontics. He is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP® FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. Dr. Baker stays abreast of dental techniques and technology by attending at least 30 hours of continuing education each year. In addition to LANAP®, Dr. Baker provides services such as fixed lower dentures, mini-implants, and TMJ treatment. To learn more about Westlake Dental Care and their dental services, visit their website at http://www.davidabaker.net and call (512) 782-8422.