The condition of your teeth significantly impacts your quality of life. Fillings and root canals are costly and inconvenient. If the teeth can’t be saved, tooth extraction brings more physical and psychological pain. Extraction is usually followed by bone recession.
While dentures are preferable to having no teeth at all, they come with a host of troubles. They can irritate gums and make breathing, eating and talking difficult. Dentures are not a one-and-done solution for missing teeth, requiring relines as the jaw shrinks.
But there is hope! Dental implant technology at New Image Dental Implant Center improves the quality of life for patients wearing traditional dentures. Implants can slow declining oral health caused by tooth loss.
Dental implants can be used to replace several teeth and/or anchor over dentures. 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 implanted into the jawbone and fuse with the surrounding bone, creating a stable base for an over-denture.
Did you know that some denture-wearing patients retain only ten percent of their chewing ability? Implant-supported dentures can stop bone recession and restore near-normal chewing ability. This results in better nutrition and overall physical health. The psychological benefits are equally valuable. Free of embarrassing denture-slipping, our patients are happier and more confident about their smile.
Before you spend money on another denture reline, ask us about denture-stabilization implants. Call the caring staff at New Image Dental Implant Center for a consultation today!