The condition of your teeth has a significant impact on your health and well-being. Denture wearers understand this all too well. When teeth can’t be saved, extraction can bring physical and psychological pain. In time, it can also result in bone recession.
The Drawbacks of Dentures
Traditional dentures are better than having no teeth at all, but they come with drawbacks. They can irritate gums and make breathing, eating, tasting food, talking, and even laughing a challenge. And dentures are not a once-and-your-done solution for missing teeth. As the jaw shrinks from bone recession, they require relines.
Stop The Progression
But there is reason for hope! Dental implant technology can improve the quality of life for men and women who have been wearing traditional dentures. To a certain extent, implants stop the downhill progression of declining oral health due to tooth loss.
Dental implants can be used to replace several teeth and/or anchor over dentures. Implant-supported dentures allow us to securely attach an appliance so that it won’t slip or irritate gums. Small titanium posts are inserted into the jawbone and fuse with the surrounding bone, creating a secure base for an over denture.
Restore Chewing Ability
Implant-supported dentures can halt bone recession and restore near-normal chewing ability. Improved chewing function with implants can result in better nutrition and overall health and vitality. The psychological benefits are equally valuable.
Ritchie Dental Group in Marble Falls practices restorative dentistry, which includes dental implants and implant-supported dentures. We practice general and family dentistry. Call us today to schedule an appointment.