Perhaps you have heard or seen the dental industry’s advertising about dental implants. Many dentists claim that dental implant dentures can change your life. Does this sound like big talk? Exaggeration?
Let’s look at the facts about dental implant anchored dentures:
Chewing: An oral implant denture can restore up to 95 percent of normal chewing function. How essential is chewing? Can you chew easily with your current full or partial denture? Can you bite apples? When was the last time you ate a raw carrot?
Fit: Implant anchored dentures stay in place. An implant denture doesn’t slide around in your mouth and cause sores. Implant denture wearers who exercise regularly especially enjoy this benefit.
Appearance: Is your smile pleasing? Can you smile confidently? How many denture wearers love their smile? Implant anchored dentures look like natural teeth. They don’t move when you smile, eat, talk, bike, swim, dance, golf, ski; you get the idea.
Bone health: When teeth are extracted, bone recession can result over time. Because a titanium implant is an artificial ‘tooth root’ inserted into your jaw bone, your bone has a better chance of staying healthy. If there are no other adverse issues present, your jaw bone should remain strong and vital, just as if the previous tooth root were there.
Now denture wearers have a better option.
If you hate your dentures, we invite you to schedule a consultation about dental implants. We can discuss all the particulars including procedure specifics, healing time, and dental implant cost. Then you can decide for yourself if implant dentures will, as promised, change your life.