You remember how excited you were when you first received your dentures. You weren’t necessarily happy that you needed them, but you they were a step up from living without teeth.
You could smile again. You could eat some things again, and when you got used to the dentures, you could speak normally, too.
After a while, your dentures didn’t seem so great anymore. They felt loose and even a little uncomfortable. Eating become more and more difficult, even with goopy adhesive.
That’s when you decided to learn about dental implants. If you live in or near Reading, MA, our dentist, Dr. Nasrin Sadeghi, can answer your questions about how implants can improve your experience with your dentures.
She can even place your dental implants for you at First Dental Associates.
Find out for yourself what kind of a difference dental implants can make.
Why The Fit Of Your Dentures Change
Good dentures are made to fit in your mouth. They are molded to fit over your gums (which is important to everything that happens next).
The thing is, the shape of your mouth can and often does change with time. Your dentures don’t. As a result, your dentures can become uncomfortable and looser as time goes on.
There’s a specific reason the shape of your mouth is changing, however. You no longer have roots.
When you lost your teeth, you also lost the direct connection to your jawbone. From a functional standpoint, your roots served as anchors holding your teeth to your jaw.
But that’s only part of what roots do.
Roots also help to keep your jawbone healthy. When a person with teeth bites or chews, his or her roots press into the jaw. The jawbone responds to this pressure by created new bone tissue.
This is important because the older bone tissue is reabsorbed. If new tissue isn’t created to replace it, the jawbone begins to shrink. This is why many people who are missing teeth begin to have “sunken” appearance.
Those changes to the shape and size of your jawbone affect the shape of your mouth as well. This is why your dentures can start to feel looser as time goes on.
To put it another way, it’s not your dentures that are changing. It’s your jaw.
If you are tired of dealing with this issue — or you want to avoid it entirely — visit our dentist in Reading, MA, to ask about dental implant-supported dentures. Call 781-435-7290.
Dental Implants And What They Can Do
So what are dental implants?
Dental implants are a replacement for the roots of your teeth. They are a prosthetic, like a prosthetic foot or hand, except you can’t really see the dental implants.
Dental implants are placed directly into your jawbone. They also can be used to support dental crown, dental bridges, and dentures.
What this means for someone getting teeth replacements is that they now have a direct connection to their jawbone again. That means when they bite or chew, they are pushing into the implant, which is pressing into their jawbone.
Just like your roots once did, your implants are causing your jawbone to respond by making new bone tissue.
Now, this is not going to replace any bone tissue that has been lost. However, it can prevent continued bone loss as you get older.
This also makes your dentures more secure and more stable. If you already have dentures, we may be able to refit so they can be attached to your dental implants.
If you are thinking of getting dentures, we can design them to fit dental implants from the beginning.
Just contact First Dental Associates if you are interested in finding out if you are a good candidate for implant-supported dentures.
Why You Should Get Implant-Supported Dentures At Our Office
Before opening her own dentist office in Reading, MA, Dr. Sadeghi worked alongside some of the top dental professionals in the Boston area.
She also has made continuing education a priority. She has attended an international symposium about implantology and regularly attended dental seminars. Between her experience and education, she strives to provide the best service possible for all our patients.
She can help you get dental implants so your dentures feel more stable. You should be able to trust that your replacement teeth will stay in place when you are speaking and when you are eating for decades to come.
To make an appointment, just call First Dental Associates at 781-435-7290 or fill out our online form.