The condition of your teeth has a considerable impact on your health and happiness. Denture wearers understand this all too well. The path from a healthy mouth to a toothless mouth is downhill. Tooth decay and gum disease are painful. Treatment such as fillings and root canals can strain the budget. Extraction can result in bone recession.
The Drawbacks of Dentures
While dentures are more desirable than having no teeth at all, they certainly come with a plethora of drawbacks. They can irritate gums and make breathing, eating, tasting the food, talking, and laughing difficult. And dentures are not a ‘once-and-your-done’ answer for missing teeth. As the jaw shrinks, they require relines.
Stop The Progression
But there is hope on the horizon!
Dental implants can be used to replace several teeth and/or anchor overdentures. Denture-stabilization implants can be installed by your dentist to securely attach an appliance so that it won’t slip or irritate gums. Small titanium posts are placed into the jawbone and fuse with the surrounding bone, creating a sturdy base for an overdenture.
Restore Chewing Ability
Dentures can cause a decrease in a patient’s chewing ability. Implant-supported dentures can halt bone recession and restore near-normal chewing ability. Improved chewing function with implants can result in better nutrition and overall physical health and vitality. The psychological benefits are equally valuable. When Hereford Dental Health – Craig Longenecker DDS patients are free of embarrassing denture-slipping, they are happier, more sure of themselves, and socialize more frequently.
Before you spend money on another denture reline, talk to your dentist about denture-stabilization implants.
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