Implant-Supported Dentures Can Restore Chewing Ability
Did you know that some denture patients retain only ten percent of their chewing capacity? Implant-supported dentures can reverse bone recession and restore near-normal chewing ability.
Improved chewing function with implants can result in better nutrition and overall physical health and well-being. The psychological benefits are equally valuable. When patients are free of embarrassing denture-slipping, they are happier, more confident, and socialize more frequently.
The condition of your teeth has a a significant impact on your quality of life. 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. Fillings and root canals can strain the budget. If the teeth can’t be saved, tooth extraction brings more physical and psychological pain. Extraction can result in bone recession.
The Drawbacks of Dentures
While dentures are better than having no teeth at all, they certainly come with a host of disadvantages. They can irritate gums and make breathing, eating, tasting food, talking, and laughing problematic. And dentures are not a once-and-your-done solution for missing teeth. As the jaw shrinks, they necessitate relines.
Stop The Progression
But there is hope on the horizon! Dental implant technology can improve the quality of life for men and women 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 overdentures. 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 placed into the jawbone and fuse with the surrounding bone, creating a durable base for an overdenture.
Implant-supported dentures from Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette CO can give you back your life! Call for an appointment with us today!