When you’re missing teeth you want to find the best replacement possible. The ideal treatment is generally dental implants.To learn more about that option you may click here to read our dental implants page.
For some, however, that is too far out of their budget and they are left with wearing dentures. Though they are a useful treatment, if we’re being completely honest dentures have their problems.
Problems with Dentures
- They’re not stable: The upper dentures are held in by suction and fair a little better. The lower dentures simply rest on the ridge of the jawbone. Many denture wearers have experienced the embarassment of their dentures slipping out in public.
- Sores develop: In the beginning, when your dentures are still a reasonably close fit, this is less of an issue, but as time passes your dentures will become looser. As that begins it is common for patients to get sores.
- Reduced chewing efficiency: With even the most well-made dentures, you lose 50% of your chewing efficiency.
- Facial Collapse: This is the biggest issue to consider. Once your teeth are removed, your body begins reabsorbing the minerals in your jawbone. After ten or more years, there will no longer be enough jawbone to keep your dentures in place.
The Solution: Implant-Supported Dentures
Getting implant-supported dentures will solve each of the problems listed above. Dr. Theriot can place two or more implants into your jawbone and use a snap on denture. Even as few as two implants can stabalize your denture, increase your chewing efficiancy, and save some of your bone structure. Of course, the more implants you have placed the better. To make this a more affordable option, you will be able to place the implants in pairs, only getting the next pair when you are ready.
If you are in need of tooth replacements, you may call our office to schedule an appointment. If you prefer, you may click here to request an appointment online.