A few days ago, I posted a blog about the misconceptions of wearing dentures and how your dentures may be doing you more harm than good. If you haven’t read the piece, I suggest you go back and read it when you have time.
In that post, I gave you a news article that highlighted an old law that deemed it illegal to transport dentures over state lines. Though the law was intended for public safety, it is no longer relevant. Regardless, that story brings up a good point: dentures can be dangerous.
Patients with missing teeth who wear dentures eventually see their jawbone recede, a process which changes the shape of their face. Even if you are happy with your dentures now, I’m betting that it’s only a matter of time until you grow tired of having them. More importantly, your health is on the line. Studies have shown that denture wearers do not receive the nutrition they need because of the food restrictions and can decrease their life by up to 10 years! That’s a startling fact that no one wants to face.
That’s why it’s so important for patients to understand their options when dealing with tooth loss. At 1st In Smiles, we work with patients to select the best treatment to restore their smile.
Almost Like The Real Thing
The biggest problem with removable dentures is that the restorations are not fixed to the jawbone. This allows the device to slide around inside the mouth and limits your biting force. One thing we can offer you are dental implants. Dental implants function much like the roots of your teeth and then support a restoration. These implants are extremely durable and naturally fuse to your jawbone – meaning the implant actually becomes part of your body.
Patients who receive our dental implants are back to eating the food they love in no time at all. The great news for you is that there are numerous dental implant options.
Which Dental Implants are Right for You!
I wouldn’t promote one treatment over another unless I know how much it can change the person’s life. I can tell you with certainty that dental implants are absolutely a life-changer for my patients. They can also be used in a variety of situations. We use dental implants to restore single missing teeth, place bridges, or replace full arches of missing teeth.
We commonly treat patients using implant-supported dental implants, All-on-4 dental implants, or even mini dental implants. All of these options can give you back the chewing force you lost!
One implant solution I love to tell patients about is All-on-4 dental implants. These implants are strategically placed to support full arches of permanent teeth that can only be removed in our office. What makes All-on-4 dental implants so special is that the upper restoration leaves the palate open. That sounds like a small victory, but leaving the upper palate unexposed means experiencing more tastes and cold and hot sensations in your mouth.
Almost every patient with missing teeth is a candidate for dental implants. Even patients with poor jawbone levels can benefit from our mini dental implants! Dental implants can improve your oral health and overall health.
If you are struggling with missing teeth and need a dentist in Plano TX to correct your issues, call our office today at 972-905-9266 for a consultation.