Dentures are one of the most common dental restorations on the market. For centuries, dentures were the only solution for people who had lost all of their teeth. They are very common, and so are the problems that come along with them!
Up until the past couple of decades, there were no solutions for the problems associated with dentures, but that’s no longer the case. You can wear your dentures without worrying about your teeth slipping out of your mouth, discomfort while you eat, or your changing facial structure. The solution is in implant supported dentures.
You can have replacement teeth that are comfortable and easy to wear!
Even if you’ve lost all of your teeth, you can still enjoy all of the foods you’ve always loved. Take a lesson from your Cincinnati dentist and learn about the power of implant supported dentures today!
Dentures are Necessary for Many
It would be fantastic if patients didn’t even need dentures anymore. The technology is out there, but it is still costly. Dental implants can be placed throughout your mouth to create a permanent new smile, but that’s not feasible for all patients. Most still choose dentures. After all, you have to be able to eat!
Dentures may be necessary for you, but that doesn’t mean that you have to be uncomfortable for the rest of your life. In fact, you can end almost all of the common dental problems associated with dentures in one swoop by switching to implant supported dentures.
You Don’t Have to Deal With the Problems
People don’t tell you just how difficult it can be to wear dentures. It’s just a fact of life, and people accept the problems because they don’t know there is a better solution. Below are a few of the most common complaints from denture wearers.
Slippery Dentures – Dentures tend to slip and slide around on your gums, especially if your dentures don’t fit perfectly well. Slippery dentures make chewing and smiling very difficult, which can cause you a lot of uneasiness, even around friends and family!
Uncomfortable Gums – Imagine having dentures slipping and sliding on your gums all day every day. The friction causes a lot of discomfort for your gums. Some gums end up swelling, developing sores, and needing separate attention altogether.
Loss of Facial Structure – Denture wearers often end up looking older than they are due to the bone loss associated with tooth loss. As your teeth come out, your jaw bone has less and less to hold it steady which results in a thinning jaw, sunken cheeks, and pursed lips.
Dental Implants Change Everything
End the agony of wearing dentures! Invest in dental implants. Unlike a complete smile replacement that requires many implants and advanced methods, implant supported dentures require only a few implants placed carefully around the arches of your mouth. The implant itself is a small titanium post that will be placed directly into your jaw bone where it will fuse with your bone through a process called osseointegration.
Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures begin with the placement of your implants. Once the implants have healed, we will attach metal fixtures to the top of the implants. We will also fit your dentures with corresponding pieces that will click together with the implants. When you place your dentures in your mouth, you will find a secure foundation that will hold your teeth in place throughout any and all activity!
Caring for Implant Supported Dentures
Caring for your new teeth is important. You will need to keep your dentures clean and your gums healthy. You can do that by brushing your gums twice a day and maintaining routine appointments here at the office. We still need to see you regularly to check for gum health issues, clean around your implants, and check your dentures for signs of problems.
Learn More at Your Consultation Appointment
Even if you already have dentures, it’s not too late for implant supported dentures. Contact us today to set up a consultation appointment where we can discuss your options for a healthier smile. We would love to hear from you very soon, so call today!