One out of every four American adults over the age of 65 is missing all of their teeth. A vast majority of these folks are wearing a set of dentures so that they are able to chew their food and speak correctly. The problem is that many of these denture wearers cannot properly chew their food, and speaking always presents a risk that their teeth will embarrass them!
While dentures may be a popular restoration, it is not the best solution for patients missing all of their teeth. Aside from the fact that dentures are uncomfortable, they are also linked to frightening information from the world-renowned Mayo Clinic. Doctors at the Mayo Clinic believe denture wearers lose about 10 years from their lifespan!
When you lose your natural teeth and switch to dentures, you lose about 85% of your bite force, or the strength you need to chew food. Without the ability to chew things like fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthy protein, many denture wearers are left to eat a diet high in carbohydrates, sugar, and fat.
There is a better solution for adults living without their natural teeth. Even if you are currently wearing dentures, we can offer you an incredible dental procedure. Same-day load-bearing implants allow us to place a select number of implants around the arches of your mouth. On the same day, you will be able to secure your new bridges onto the implants!
We work with dentists who create stunning, comfortable dentures that are made with connectors so that when you put your dentures in, you are actually stabilizing them on your dental implants. We can do this in one of two ways: permanent screw-in bridges or ball-retained dentures that snap in and out. A ball-retained denture is held in place by balls that are attached to dentures spread throughout your arch. Each ball corresponds with a connector on your dentures so that your teeth will click into place and be secure all day long.
By supporting your teeth with implants, you are doing several things to benefit your smile. First, you will feel more confident! You’ll never have to worry about your teeth shifting or falling out of your mouth because they will be secure and stable.
You also will be able to enjoy nutritious foods once again! Implant-supported dentures are not the same strength as your natural teeth, but they are much closer than regular dentures. You will be able to eat anything you want, which will improve your overall health. Plus, you can still remove your teeth at the end of each day to keep them clean.
Are you ready for a solution to your slippery dentures? Contact our office today by calling 602-842-6841 or filling out the convenient online form. Even if you’ve been wearing dentures for years, we may still be able to help you find a more secure alternative. We can’t wait to see you here in the office very soon!
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