Essenmacher Family Dental

Is it normal for dentures to move when I eat?

dentures move | Albuquerque, NM | Essenmacher Family DentalWhile moving and shifting dentures are a common complaint among edentulous patients (those missing all of their teeth), traditional dentures do little to help patients who have trouble with keeping them in place because the dentures are older and need to replacing or because bone loss makes fitting dentures difficult.

We offer a solution using All-on-4 in our Albuquerque dental office to firmly anchor dentures for added stability.

How All-on-4 Works

Using four strategically placed dental implants, Dr. Lindsay Essenmacher can create an anchor to which dentures can attach. Since the implants are secured in bone, dentures will not move or shift when speaking, laughing, or eating.

All-on-4 requires precise planning.

  • Locate areas of adequate bone
  • Plan dental implant surgery for placement
  • Surgically place dental implants into the jawbone
  • Allow adequate time for the bone and implant to fuse 
  • Create custom dentures that look amazing and natural
  • Fit dentures with the dental implants
  • Enjoy more foods you love and improved confidence

If you have ill-fitting dentures or want to know your options when it comes to innovative All-on-4 dentures, contact our Albuquerque dental practice to arrange a consultation and evaluation. Dr. Essenmacher will help you regain your confidence with a teeth replacement option that works best for you.

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Dear valued patients,

As many of you know, in response to the recommendations from the American Dental Association and public health orders in place in New Mexico, we have been seeing patients on an urgent/emergency basis only since March 17. As a practice, our first priority is to put the health and safety of our team and community first.  

Because the exact trajectory of this pandemic cannot be anticipated, we are unable to accurately predict when we’ll be able to resume seeing patients for regular dental care.  At this time, public health orders prohibiting elective dental care extend until May 15.  However, we will definitely make an announcement on our website and Facebook when normal hours are resumed. We will also be contacting patients whose appointments were canceled so that we can reschedule.  

In the meantime, if you have any questions about an upcoming appointment, or have a concern about your teeth that you’d like to discuss, please do not hesitate to call our office.  We are happy to assist you in any way we can.  

While we all watch and wait to see what the coming weeks hold for our nation, I pray for health and peace for all of you and those you love.  I know that together, we will get through this. Take care and God bless. Visit our Facebook page for a message from Dr. Essenmacher. 

Best Regards,

Dr. Essenmacher