Simply put, you need all your teeth. When you are missing too many, you can have trouble chewing or talking and can hurt your gums with tough foods. You can even avoid healthy, fresh foods because they are too difficult to chew. Yet getting dentures gets you a bit worried. How embarrassing would it be to have them fall out when you were in mid-sentence?
At our Highland, MI dental office, you can secure dentures with dental implants. They will not move around when chewing or talking, giving you the confidence you deserve. Call Dr. LoCasio today at 248-329-3552 to make your initial consultation.
Keep Your Dentures In Place
In this restorative treatment, Dr. LoCasio will place several implants in your jawbone. After some time to heal and let the implant integrate with the bone tissue, you get a set of durable but realistic replacement teeth. There are two ways this can connect to the implants:
- With implant-retained dentures, they connect to a tiny ball-and-socket system. This creates a more comfortable fit, but they can be removed at home so you can clean them easily.
- With implant-supported dentures, they connect to a tiny, curved bar. These are usually not removed except when a dentist needs to check something.
One of the biggest benefits from securing your dentures with dental implants is peace of mind. Having your dentures move around when you’re trying to chew or talk is very embarrassing, so worrying this will happen can get to you. But with implants holding your dentures firmly in place, you won’t have to worry about all that.
But your jawbone expects to have teeth in it. In fact, the bone tissue there depends on stimulation from chewing to stay healthy. When you’ve lost a tooth, you’ve also lost that stimulation. Your jawbone slowly grows weaker. With implants holding onto your dentures, you get back that stimulation and help keep your jawbone stronger.
You can also eat healthier when you have a full set of teeth. Raw fruits and vegetables are packed with nutrients and vitamins, yet these can be difficult to chew when you don’t have all your teeth. Getting dentures held comfortably but firmly in place with implants means you can eat better.
Other Types Of Dentures
Of course, you do not have to get implants for this. Some people do not have healthy bone tissue and cannot get them, while others prefer to avoid surgery needed to place them. You can still get traditional dentures that are held in place by a non-toxic adhesive. If you still have a lot of your natural teeth, partial dentures can be just what you need. You can even get temporary dentures placed while you wait for your realistic ones to be made.
Call us at 248-329-3552 or use our online form today to make your appointment for dentures with dental implants. You deserve to feel confident when you talk and chew, so make sure your dentures will stay right where they belong.