Wearing dentures is one of those things that you hope will never happen. You have seen grandparents, parents, aunt, and uncles wearing dentures, and you know how miserable those folks can sometimes be! You have also seen folks without dentures at all, and you know that being toothless is not an option.
Yet, sometimes dentures are the reality that we are faced with, and it’s important that you do what you can to make the most of that situation. There are a few things you can do to make your experience much better than that of your relatives who suffer with dentures each and every day.
You don’t have to suffer! You can have your replacement teeth and use them, too! Dental implants allow patients at our Las Cruces, NM dentist office to live a better life with their replacement teeth. Below are some of the benefits they experience each and every day!
The End of Embarrassment
Have you ever seen this clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUvFzybg3VA from The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon? Just after the three minute mark is a story that represents every denture wearer’s worst nightmare.
Our patients don’t have to worry about those experiences anymore. With the assistance of dental implants, you can live without embarrassment of moving teeth! Your teeth will never fall out, and you will never think twice before you smile. The implants will secure your teeth so that every moment is one full of confidence and ease!
Enjoy the Foods You Love
Since you lost your natural teeth, are there foods you have been missing? Maybe you wish you could enjoy fresh carrots and apples, or maybe you are dying to sink your teeth into a beautifully grilled steak! Dentures alone make it difficult to partake in those things, but dental implants can make it a reality once again.
Implants integrate deep into your jawbone, which creates a permanent, stable foundation for your dentures to snap in to. Your dentures become much more like natural teeth with stable roots, which allows you to select anything you want from the menu!
A recent study by the Mayo clinic found that people with dentures can expect to live ten years fewer that those who have their natural teeth (or a suitable replacement). In many cases, this is due to the fact that patients cannot eat nutritious, fresh vegetables and fruits. Without this ability, they turn to soft, easy-to-eat foods that are high in sugar and carbs. These foods also lead to higher rates of diabetes and heart disease.
In order to eat nutritious, healthy food, you need teeth that can chew at a strength similar to that of your natural teeth. Dental implants enable your dentures to do that for you.
Keep Your Youthful Profile
Dentures replace the crowns of your teeth, but they do not replace the roots. It is the roots that interact with the jawbone and keep it healthy and stable. Without the tooth roots, your jawbone will begin to recede and disappear, which will change the shape of your entire face. Patients who have been wearing dentures for years often have sunken cheeks, dimpled chins, thinning lips, and lots of wrinkles around the mouth.
Dental implants replace those tooth roots, which will help keep your jawbone at a healthy mass. The result? You’ll look younger than you actually are! While your peers are losing their facial profile along with their teeth, you will maintain both!
How Does It Work?
Dental implants are used to stabilize dentures in a clear and easy way. We begin by taking lots of quality images of your jawbone. From these images, we are able to plan exactly where your dental implants should be placed. We then place several implants around your arches and attach abutment pieces that will connect with your dentures.
Your dentures will also need some work. We can retrofit your dentures with the appropriate pieces to correspond with your implants, or we can create new dentures altogether! Once your dentures have been completed, they will actually snap together with your dental implants to create a stable, comfortable denture solution.
Set Up a Consultation Today!
Are you ready to learn more about a dental implant solution for your dentures? Contact us today to set up an appointment or consultation. We would love to help you have a happier, more secure smile. We can’t wait to see you, so call today!