Do More With Your Dentures By Getting Dental Implants
- December 9, 2016
Eating can be one of life’s great pleasures … or it can become a source of frustration if you have loose, uncomfortable dentures.
You can resolve this problem by coming to Total Dental Care Of South Carolina. We offer implant-supported dentures that are more secure, more stable, and provided added strength behind your bite.
Dental implants can turn your dentures into something more like a true set of replacement teeth rather than just a cosmetic improvement for your smile.
You can learn more about implant-supported dentures by making an appointment with Dr. Doug Forbes, our dentist in Columbia, SC.
Call 803-272-4162 or fill out our online form to request a consultation.
Don’t Live With Frustrating Dentures
Don’t misunderstand, dentures have served many people well for years until they have to be replaced or refitted. As long as you have traditional dentures, you may be facing this situation every few years.
Why? Traditional dentures rest outside of your gums. You can use an adhesive to temporarily make them a little more stable, but that’s not a long-term solution.
The problem is you no longer have roots. Roots helped to anchor your natural teeth in your jawbone, but that isn’t all that roots do.
Roots also keep your jaw healthy. With every bite and chew, your roots push into your jawbone. Your jaw responds to that pressure by making new bone tissue. This sustains the shape of your jaw.
Without roots — or a replacement like dental implants — your jaw does not make new bone tissue. As old bone tissue is reabsorbed, it isn’t replaced. That causes your jaw to slowly but surely shrink. This affects the shape of your mouth and the fit of your dentures.
This is why people will traditional dentures need to replace them every few years.
The Total Dental Care of South Carolina team wants you to enjoy the cosmetic benefits that dentures can provide for your smile, but we also believe you deserve to get more than that from your dentures.
Call 803-272-4162 to learn more about the differences between traditional and implant-supported dentures.
Do Get Dental Implants To Get The Most Out Of Your Dentures
As we noted above, your roots play an important role in both securing teeth and keeping your jaw healthy. If you lose your teeth, you lose your roots.
That means to restore the function of your teeth, you need to replace the roots as well. This is where dental implants come into play.
Dental implants are made of titanium, which is important. When titanium is placed in your jaw, a process called osseointegration occurs. This means your bone bonds to the implants like it would bond to other bone tissue.
This holds your implants securely in place. That, in turn, makes a series of dental implants a stable foundation to support a set of dentures.
After you receive your dental implants, you may need some time to heal from the procedure. When you are ready, your dentures will be connected to your implants. In effect, you will have replaced both the roots and the natural crowns of your teeth.
The implants will hold your dentures in place. Your dentures will be unlikely to slip out of position regardless of what you are saying or what you are eating.
This can make a world of the difference in your quality of life.
With implant-secured dentures, you can bite and chew with nearly as much force as someone who has all of his or her natural teeth.
When you dine out with family and friends, you can order anything you would like from the menu because you won’t have to worry about food pulling your replacement teeth out of position.
You also will be able to bite into the food and chew it with too much stress or strain. Implant-supported dentures are almost like having a third set of teeth.
Dr. Forbes wants you to enjoy the full benefits of your dentures. You can do that by getting implant-supported dentures at our dentist office in Columbia, SC.
Which Will You Choose?
Dentures with dental implants are more expensive up front than traditional dentures. At the same time, they are a better long-term investment. You won’t have to replace your implant-supported anywhere near as frequently as traditional dentures.
Our staff can work with you to try and find a payment option that makes the cost of implant-supported dentures more manageable for you.
To get started, schedule a consultation with Dr. Forbes to find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Contact us online or call 803-272-4162.