Wearing dentures is supposed to improve quality of life, but if your dentures slip or wobble, feel uncomfortable, or irritate your mouth, you’re probably frustrated. What can you do to solve these issues, so you can get back to life, without worrying about your dentures?
At Yuma Smiles in Yuma, AZ, our dentists permanently stabilize dentures with dental implants. We offer the All-on-Four procedure, which allows patients to snap a denture onto four strategically placed implant posts. Call us today at 928-344-1060 to reserve your dental implant consultation.
You’re eating dinner with the family, and your dentures slip. You think no one noticed, but your grandchild says, “Grandpa, your teeth fell out!”
These moments can make you feel embarrassed, aged, and upset.
Because implant dentures are anchored to four posts embedded into the jawbone, attached dentures cannot slip. They will never dislodge while you’re eating or speaking.
The human jawbone requires phosphorus and calcium for strength. With the loss of teeth, we also lose the ability to sense vibrations that alert the brain to deliver nutrients to the jaw. Therefore, after tooth loss, the jawbone does not receive adequate phosphorus and calcium, and as a result, the bone weakens, becomes brittle, and shrinks. With jawbone deterioration, the distance between a person’s chin and ear shortens, creating an aged appearance.
Implants placed into the jawbone re-establish the ability for our bodies to sense vibrations in the jaw when we chew. Nutrients are delivered, the bone remains healthy, and the patient doesn’t suffer the physical and emotional consequences of jawbone degeneration.
Wearing implant dentures makes a person look good, feel good, and allows the chewing of crunchy foods that contribute to a healthy diet. Imagine knowing that your smile looks natural. Imagine never enduring slipping or irritating dentures again. You’ll look and feel younger – and in turn, your self-confidence will get a permanent boost!
Traditional dentures require periodic relining to maintain a good fit. Over time, friction between dentures and the human jaw cause gums and bone to become smooth. The smoother the surface of the gums, the easier it is for a denture to slip, even with adhesive applied. When the underlining of a denture does not match the topography of the gums, dentures are more likely to slip and become uncomfortable. Periodically relining a conventional denture ensures the best stability and fit.
With implant dentures, friction does not occur, because implant posts carry the full weight of the dentures. Therefore, implant dentures never need relining.
Furthermore, you’ll not need to use denture adhesive at all. If you wear upper implant dentures, they won’t rely on natural suction for stability.
Patients who maintain good oral health can enjoy stable implants for the rest of their life!
If you’re ready to permanently secure your dentures, or if you’d like to learn more about dental implants, call Yuma Smiles today at 928-344-1060 and reserve your appointment with one of our dentists.
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