It’s been said that no one succeeds without some support. You could say something similar about dentures. Alone, dentures can do a little, but with the support of dental implants, your dentures could do a lot more.
At First Dental Associates, we what our patients to enjoy the full benefits that implant-supported dentures can provide. Dr. Nasrin Sadeghi can explain those benefits if you visit our dentist office in Reading, MA.
You can fix your smile and continue to eat comfortably, but you need to start by making an appointment.
Learn The Limits Of Dentures
Each tooth in your mouth is (or was) an independent part. However, your teeth worked together to provide support for one another. That made it easier for you to bite and chew the foods that you love to eat.
When you lose teeth, you lose the whole thing — crowns and roots. This is important to understand because it helps to explain why dentures are only a partial replacement for your missing teeth.
The crowns are the parts of your teeth that are visible to the world. The crowns are the feature of your smile.
Traditional dentures can restore the appearance of your smile, as long as your dentures stay in place. That’s the rub with dentures.
Traditional dentures replace your crowns, but they don’t replace the roots. Dentures rest on the outside of your gums, which is why they can slip out of place when you try to eat certain foods or when you are speaking.
We understand the frustrations that come along with having traditional dentures. We’ve heard them from our patients at First Dental Associates.
Without a replacement for your roots, your jawbone will slowly shrink. This changes the shape of your mouth, and that affects how well or how poorly your dentures fit.
This also is a big part of why people need to have dentures replaced or refitted every few years. You may decide that traditional dentures are the answer for you, but before you do, we want you to understand how dental implants could turn your dentures into something more like a new set of replacement teeth.
Call 781-435-7290 today to learn more if you live in or near our dentist office in Reading, MA.
Build On What Dentures Can Do
In the course of recorded human history, one thing has remained steady. Each time humans have learned something new, we have figured out ways to make things even better.
It’s the reason we can build massive bridges to cross rivers. It’s the reason we can construct buildings that will remain standing during an earthquake.
And it’s the reason we recommend dental implants to make dentures more secure.
We want every patient who comes to First Dental Associates to enjoy the best that modern dentistry has to offer. For patients who are missing one or both rows of teeth, that’s why dental implants are a worthwhile investment.
Dental implants replace the roots, which are the half of your teeth that dentures don’t replace. With dental implants, your jawbone can maintain its shape, and the jaw will hold the implants securely in place.
As a result of this, you will have a stable and strong foundation to support your dentures. That’s also why people with implant-supported dentures can regain 80 percent, 90 percent, or more of their original bite force.
In contrast, someone with traditional dentures alone can only hope to regain about 25 percent of that original biting power.
Dr. Sadeghi can go into greater detail about the differences between dentures and implant-supported dentures if you schedule a consultation at our office. This also can help you decide which option is right for you.
Invest In Your Smile
According to the American College Of Prosthodontics, more than 35 million Americans are missing at least one row of teeth.
For now, most of them will get dentures. Typically, someone with traditional dentures will need to refit them every 3 to 8 years.
Up front, this is less expensive, but over the course of your life, those costs add up and so does the time you will invest on visits to the dentist just to keep your dentures somewhat functional.
Getting dental implants is a long-term investment in the health of your jaw and in your quality of life. With implant-supported dentures, you will be able to dine out with family and friends without worry. You can order what you really want from the menu, and you can feel confident that your new “teeth” will stay in place as you tell that funny story from your last vacation.