It was a little embarrassing. When you were having lunch with your co-workers and your dentures came out when you took a bite, well, it spoiled everyone’s meal.
You tried to laugh it off, but it was pretty clear that everyone at the table felt awkward after that happened. You’re just glad it wasn’t lunch with a client.
This isn’t the first time this has happened, either. It’s actually becoming more and more common, and you want it to stop.
A great way to fix that issue is by coming to see Dr. Jeffrey T. Fester, DMD, in Roswell, GA. You can get dental implants to secure your dentures, so you can eat anything you want in the future.
Just call 770-587-4202 if you want to learn more.
You read that right. With implant-supported dentures, you really can eat anything you want.
Want to get a steak? Order it how you like.
Want some fried chicken? Feel free to get the extra crispy kind (if that’s what you enjoy).
Want to bite into an apple? Corn on the cob? Go right ahead.
Having implants allows your dentures to feel and function more like natural teeth. Implants anchor your teeth to your jawbone (much like your roots once did when you had healthy teeth).
You also won’t need to fool with denture adhesives when you have implants. Your implants keep your dentures secure and stable on their own. This also means you won’t need any adhesive just to get through a meal.
And without that adhesive, you can really taste your food again.
Why Implants Work
Modern implants were first introduced in the 1960s. The first patient to receive those was a man who did not have any teeth. He had implant-supported dentures until the day he died more than 40 years later.
Since then, new innovations have made implants even better. In restorative dentistry, this is the closest thing you can get to growing new teeth.
A big part of the reason implants are so effective is the way they interact with your jawbone. When you had teeth, your roots would press into your jaw when you ate. Your jaw responded to that pressure by making new bone tissue. That kept your jaw healthy and strong. Implants replicate that pressure, which keeps your jaw healthy and strong. When that happens, it also means your jaw holds your implants securely in place. That, in turn, helps your implant hold your dentures stable.
In contrast to this, traditional dentures rest over your gums. They aren’t connected to your jawbone, and they don’t provide the stimulation to keep your jaw health. As a result, you lose bone in your jaw, which changes the shape of your mouth. That explains why dentures become looser with time.
Order Anything You Want
If you’ve been turning down lunch and dinner invitations because you weren’t sure you could trust your dentures to stay in place, then you owe it to yourself to talk to Dr. Fester. Find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants by scheduling a consultation with us.