You’ve just heard about a fabulous new steak place that opened up in the area and you’d love to try it out. You pick up the phone to call that special someone in your life to see if they’d like to join you.
However, you then remember that your dentures have been giving you fits lately. They’re loose and ill-fitting, barely staying in place even when you eat soft foods. You can’t imagine the ordeal you’d face trying to indulge in a hearty 20-ounce ribeye.
You decide it’s just not worth the effort. Your dentures have won this battle. You put down the phone, let out a sigh and go on about your day, putting the whole idea out of your mind.
If this scene could describe your life, wouldn’t like to experience freedom from floppy dentures? Wouldn’t like the independence that comes from teeth that fit snugly in your mouth and do what they’re supposed to do?
Just like we’ve done for many other happy patients, the team at Bell Dental Group can use dental implants to secure a set of dentures. You’ve never had conventional dentures that perform as well and fit as comfortably as implant dentures!
Change the Way You Eat With Implants
You deserve to find out more about implant dentures because they can literally change your life! Dental implants have been around for hundreds of years, as people have always sought ways to replace their missing teeth.
However, in recent decades implant technology has made incredible advances, making them accessible to more patients than ever. The American Academy of Implant Dentistry estimates that more than 3 million people have dental implants and that at least 500,000 people will get them during the next year.
Dental implants are small titanium posts that our dentist will insert into your jaw. Titanium is usually used to make implants because this metal will actually fuse with your jawbone. It and the bone become one during a healing period that takes several months.
Afterward, your new implants will serve as a sturdy base for replacement teeth. Although we offer several kinds of dental implant restorations, we are focusing solely on implant dentures for this blog post. If you have any questions about other types of replacement teeth, just give us a call and we’ll be glad to help.
Experience a Different Kind of Denture
For implant dentures, you have two great options. Implant-retained dentures will secure using a system of sockets and balls. All you have to do is snap them into place and they’ll stay right where you want them.
You’ll be able to eat anything off the menu at whatever restaurant you want to go to. The days of picking and choosing what you’re able to eat are over. You’ll instead have options to choose what you want to eat.
These dentures will remove easily for cleaning each day. Just pop them in or out whenever you want. It’s that simple.
As great as implant-retained dentures are, there is another dentures option that many of our patients like even better. Implant-supported dentures are similar, but have a distinct difference. They will secure to a curved metal bar that runs along a set of dental implants.
The bar setup will transfer all the force created by biting and chewing directly to your jawbone – just like natural teeth do. What this means for you is that they will closely mimic the feel and performance of natural teeth. Plus, they’ll stay firmly in place without any slippage.
Implant-supported dentures are designed to be removed only by a dentist, and only if they need to be adjusted or repaired. You won’t need to remove them for any sort of special care or maintenance.
Dental Implants Keep Your Jawbone Intact
Besides freeing you from loose dentures, dental implants offer you another great benefit as well. When you lose a tooth, the bone in that area will naturally begin to deteriorate. Over time, your facial structure can actually change, giving you a “sunken-face” appearance and making you look older than you are.
Dental implants can prevent that from happening, however. Since they serve as replacement tooth roots, they will stimulate your jaw to produce new bone material, helping keep your jaw and facial structure intact. You’ll look younger, healthier, and more vibrant.
Isn’t it time you experienced true independence? Get freedom from floppy dentures using dental implants. Call Bell Dental Group today at 513-802-9440 to schedule your consultation. You can also request an appointment time online.