A few days ago, a patient came to Texas Grins asking about our dental implants. Like so many denture wearers I’ve met, this patient hated her dentures and wanted a solution. She struggled with bad teeth for years and couldn’t eat the food she loved. Not only did she struggle to eat the food she loved, but she lived in constant fear that her dentures would fly out while she spoke, laughed, or ate.
Today I want to tell you about the issues with traditional dentures and let you know how dental implants can restore your mouth. Traditional dentures are by far the most common way to replace missing teeth. We dentists can use dentures can replace entire arches of missing teeth, single missing, or multiple strains of missing teeth. Dentures have been used in dentistry for hundreds of years. They were once the best way to replace missing teeth. But today, people expect more out of their teeth, and can have better teeth with the help of dental implants.
The problems with traditional dentures
Traditional dentures rely on fit and suction to stay in the mouth and can be removed easily. Today, we dentists can create dentures that are more lifelike than ever before. But these restorations still have many issues. Denture wearers often struggle to find the best fit in their dentures. The fit of a denture can change because the face and jaw will change when the permanent teeth are lost. Once a tooth is lost, the jawbone around that area will recede. Jawbone recession changes the shape of the mouth and face, and can cause alignment issues for your healthy remaining teeth. And it becomes increasingly difficult to find a good denture fit when the shape of the jaw in constantly changing.
Perhaps the biggest concern with traditional dentures is the biting force. Most dentures can give patients only between 25 and 50 percent of the biting force of natural teeth. That means you’ll miss out on a host of great goods, especially those healthy fruits and vegetables.
Many of my patients who have dentures or missing teeth think about their problems hundreds of times a day. They often hide their teeth when they smile or worry constantly about their dentures during a meal.
The power of dental implants
There is a solution to loose dentures, gaps in your smile, and poor chewing force: dental implants. Our dental implants are made from titanium and merge with the jawbone, which stops any further jawbone recession. The secure dental implant acts as the root for your permanent tooth replacement, be that a crown, bridge or denture.
At Texas Grins, we regularly use dental implants for our full-mouth reconstructions. There are multiple ways in which dental implants can restore your smile. While placing dental implants is technically oral surgery, the process is quick and minimally invasive. We use special 3D technology to ensure we’re placing the dental implant in the most optimal spot. With all of this technology in place, it’s no wonder why dental implants are successful about 98 percent of the time.
Get your smile back at Texas Grins
Our patients who have dental implants see their lives change forever. They no longer have to struggle with their teeth flopping around in the mouth or wondering what people will think when they smile. If you call the office today at 817-952-5223 we can get you in for a consultation very soon. Or you can use the online form to request an appointment.