You Can Eat, Be Merry With Implant Dentures
- July 15, 2016
A mouthful of nothing.
It doesn’t really look right either. The people that you meet know it, and you probably know it, too.
You don’t want to keep living without teeth. You have been thinking about dentures, and you are looking for a dentist office that can help you make the right decision.
The team at Total Dental Care of South Carolina, located in Columbia, will gladly take the time to discuss your options so you can make the right decision regarding your teeth replacements.
In the end, you may decide that you are interested in our full-mouth reconstruction, too.
The Problems With Dentures
Dentures have been used for decades by millions of people to replace complete rows of lost and missing teeth.
As a child, you may recall your grandparents having dentures. If so, then you probably saw them come loose more than once. Depending on your age, you may have found this amusing at the time.
Here’s what you may not have noticed. Your grandfather probably didn’t like it when his “teeth” fell out when he was telling a story, and your grandmother may have given up some of her favorite foods since she couldn’t really bite into them.
Dentures don’t really replace your whole teeth. They can replace the crowns of your missing teeth, but they don’t include replacements for your missing roots.
As a result, your dentures are never really completely secure. This is why they can and do come loose, and it’s not always easy to predict when this might happen.
This can lead to some embarrassing situations for you and the people around you. Dentures can come loose while you are dining out with your friends. They can come loose when you are addressing an audience, say at a wedding or an anniversary celebration.
They can come loose when you are talking on the phone, which can make it harder for the other person to understand what you are saying.
This can be frustrating for everyone involved, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Not Your Grandfather’s Dentures
We live in an age of technology, and that technology has lead to countless improvements in our lives.
And believe it or not, some of that research and innovation has taken place within the field of modern dentistry.
The materials used to make dentures are more lifelike than ever before, and the invention of dental implants have made dentures stronger and more stable.
Dental implants provide what your grandfather’s dentures were missing — a way to replace the roots of your missing teeth. This is why we really can say that full-mouth reconstruction is possible.
Dental implants can make a big difference in the comfort and security of your dentures. With implant dentures, you won’t have to worry about your replacement teeth slipping out of position while you are talking (or laughing or singing). You also can feel confident biting into almost anything that you want to eat.
Studies have shown that a person with dentures has about 20 to 25 percent of the bite force of someone with a full set of teeth. In comparison, a person with dental implants can regain around 90 percent if his or her original bite force.
That may not be 100 percent, but it’s close enough that you can order your favorite foods without fear of your teeth getting pulled loose when you take a bite.
If you thought that was all, we have one more thing to add. With the All-on-4® and All-on-6® procedures, you can get dental implants and a set of temporary replacement teeth on the same day.
With traditional implant placements, you have to wait months for your mouth to heal before your dentures can be attached to them.
With All-on-4 and All-on-6, we are able to attach temporary dentures that same day in most cases. As a result, you don’t have to walk around toothless for a day longer than necessary.
As your mouth heals, your jawbone will grow new tissue that will bond to the implants and hold them firmly in position. You will have a much better understanding of how effective implant dentures are by the time you are ready to receive your permanent dentures.
Consider All Your Options
Total Dental Care of South Carolina wants you to make the decision that will provide the benefits you are seeking.
If all you want it is a passable smile, then dentures can help. But if you want something more, if you want to continue eating all the foods that you enjoy, then ask us how dental implants can enhance what your dentures do.