The condition of your teeth has a significant impact on your quality of life. Denture wearers understand this all too well. The path from healthy teeth to a toothless mouth is downhill. Tooth decay and gum disease are painful. Treatments such as fillings and root canals are costly and inconvenient. If the teeth can’t be saved, tooth extraction brings more physical and psychological pain. Extraction is usually followed by bone recession.
While dentures are certainly preferable to having no teeth at all, they certainly come with a host of troubles. They can irritate gums and make breathing, eating, tasting food, talking and laughing difficult. And dentures are not a once-and-your-done solution for missing teeth. As the jaw shrinks, they require relines.
But there is hope! Dental implant technology can significantly improve the quality of life for people who have been wearing traditional dentures. To a certain extent, implants halt the downhill progression of declining oral health due to tooth loss.
Dental implants can be used to replace several teeth and/or anchor over dentures. Mini dental implants (also called denture-stabilization implants) allow your dentist to securely attach an appliance so that it won’t slip or irritate gums. Small titanium posts are implanted into the jawbone and fuse with the surrounding bone, creating a stable base for an over denture.
Did you know that some denture wearers retain only ten percent of their chewing ability? Implant-supported dentures can stop bone recession and restore near-normal chewing ability. Improved chewing function with implants can result in better nutrition and overall physical health. The psychological benefits are equally valuable. When our patients are free of embarrassing denture-slipping, they are happier, more confident, and socialize more often.
Before you spend money on another denture reline, talk to us about denture-stabilization implants.
Call 703-379-6400 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zeyad Mady. Center for Dental Anesthesia provides cutting-edge general and cosmetic dentistry including orthodontics, comfort dentistry, and teeth whitening. Our understanding team is enthusiastic about oral health and beautiful smiles.
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