At one time, dentures were your best option if you lost all your teeth. Today, you can have something that is much more like a third set of teeth with dental implant-supported dentures.
Dental implants have made restorative dentistry better than it’s ever been. Our dental professionals have seen what dental implants can do. Schedule a consultation at our dentist office in Reading, MA, if you would like to find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants.
The Security Of Dental Implants
Implant-secured dentures start with the dental implants, which provide the foundation to support your dentures.
This is because dental implants replace the roots of missing teeth. Roots are what anchor your teeth into your jawbone. Implants serve the same purpose for teeth replacements — dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures.
When you have implants to hold your dentures in place, you gain more than stability. You also get strength. By connecting your dentures directly to your jawbone, you also get added power in your bite.
Traditional dentures rest outside your gums. An adhesive can provide some limited security temporarily. Dental implants provide long-term stability for your dentures.
You can call 781-435-7290 to make an appointment with Dr. Sadeghi to discuss how implant-secured dentures could affect your daily life.
Dentures Vs. Implant-Secured Dentures: A Night On The Town
Imagine two couples. The husbands grew up in the same neighborhood, went to the same schools, and have remained lifelong friends. They even lost their teeth around the same time.
The difference is Bill got dentures, and Bob got implant-supported dentures.
Every two or three months, these couples get together to try a new restaurant and share some possibly exaggerated stories. Tonight, they are trying a new steakhouse.
Bill and his wife arrive first. The waiter brings them a basket of rolls and takes their drink orders. Bill’s wife checks the rolls. They have kind of a hard crust, so Bill decides to pass. As much as he likes bread, he doesn’t want to risk pushing his dentures out of place before the main course.
When Bob arrives, he bites in the rolls without any worries. He knows his dental implants will keep his dentures in place.
When it’s time to order their meal, Bob confidently gets the biggest steak on the menu — medium rare — with steamed carrots and corn on the cob as his sides.
Bill would like to get the same thing, but he knows how hard it has become for him to chew every bite of steak. Instead, he gets a small steak, knowing he’ll probably only be able to finish half of it.
For his sides, Bill gets mashed potatoes and green beans. Both of those are soft enough that he can eat them without any trouble.
Now, Bill’s meal may sound tasty, but that’s not the point. It’s not really what Bill wants. It’s what he feels he can eat without losing his dentures and without too much discomfort.
If you would rather be like Bob — ordering what you really want — then talk to someone at First Dental Associates about getting dental implants to support your dentures.
Getting Your Dental Implants From Dr. Sadeghi
Dr. Nasrin Sadeghi started her dental care as an associate in Boston. For 10 years, she observed and worked with some of the dental professionals. In 2007, she opened her own practice so she could combine what she has learned with compassionate care for her patients.
Dr. Sadeghi graduated from Boston University’s Goldman School of Dentistry in 1996, but her education has never stopped. She has made continuing education a priority. She believes her patients deserve the best care with the best treatments available in modern dentistry.
Restorative dentistry has been one of her particular interests. She attended an international symposium on implantology, and she regularly reviews journals, reads books about new developments in dentistry, and attends dental seminars.
Dr. Sadeghi wants every patient who visits our dentist office in Reading, MA, to have access to the best restorative dental care possible. That’s why she is the dentist to see about teeth replacement in general and dental implants in particular.
Find Out What Dental Implants Could Do For You
You owe it to yourself to learn about dental implants if you have dentures already or if you are thinking of getting dentures in the near future. If you are missing a few teeth, dental implants may help you avoid losing more teeth.