Odds are you know someone who has dentures. That person could be a grandparent, a parent, or a spouse. It may even be you.
Regardless, most people have a decent understanding of the pros and cons of traditional dentures.
When they stay in place, dentures give you a complete smile and help you eat some foods.
On the other hand, you may need to use adhesives to hold them in place. Even so, you probably can’t eat everything that you would like to eat, and these teeth still slip out of place from time to time.
You can solve those problems with dental implants and the help of Dr. Jeffrey T. Fester.
Keep reading to learn how implants can make your dentures better. Then, call 770-587-4202 to schedule a consultation for yourself or someone you love at our Roswell, GA dental office.
One of the most common complaints we hear from people with traditional dentures is that they slip and slide around. This is a problem that gets worse with time.
Denture adhesives do help to a degree, but as we noted earlier, even that only offers a limited benefit. Adhesives rinse away, and they can leave behind a find that needs to be cleaned off. At the same time, many adhesives have an aftertaste that can change the flavor of food, which can make dining less enjoyable.
But it’s not just eating that can be a problem. Lots of people feel a little embarrassed when their teeth move around when they are trying to say something.
Implants solve this problem by anchoring your dentures in place. With implant-supported dentures, you can eat what you want (more on this in a moment) and speak without any worries about where your teeth might end up by the end of your sentence.
With implants, you can feel confident that your teeth with stay where they should.
Many people who get implant-supported dentures after having plain dentures notice this difference pretty quickly.
Research has shown that people with dentures can restore at best about a quarter of their biting power (compared to before they lost their teeth). People with implants, however, often restore 90 percent or more of their original bite force.
As a result, people with implants can order anything they want when they dine out with family or friends. They don’t worry that their teeth might get pulled out or their jaw might get sore from trying to chew something.
The reason for this is because the implants are placed directly in your jaw (where the roots of your missing teeth once were). That creates a direct connection from your jawbone to your dentures, which puts more power behind every bite and chew.
Last but not least is security. Implants take the place of the roots of your lost teeth. Like your roots once did, your implants press into your jaw with every bite you take and chew that you make.
That pressure stimulates the jaw to create new bone tissue. That new bone tissue keeps your jaw healthy and strong. That helps to hold your implants in position, and it prevents the kind of bone loss that can occur with dentures alone. That bone loss is what can cause your face to take on a sunken in appearance over time.
Feel Like You’ve Got Real Teeth Again
Implants do more than keep your dentures from sliding around. Implants help your dentures feel and function like your natural teeth once did.