The condition of your teeth has a significant impact on your health and well-being. Denture wearers understand this all too well. The path from oral health to a toothless mouth is downhill. Tooth decay and gum disease are painful. Treatment such as fillings and root canals can strain the budget. If the teeth can’t be saved, tooth extraction brings more physical and psychological pain because extraction can result in bone recession.
The Drawbacks of Dentures
While dentures are superior to having no teeth at all, they certainly come with a host of drawbacks. They can irritate gums and make breathing, eating, tasting food, talking, and laughing difficult. And dentures are not a once-and-your-done answer for missing teeth. As the jaw shrinks, they call for relines.
Stop The Progression
But there is hope! Dental implant technology can improve the quality of life for men and women who have been wearing conventional dentures. To a certain extent, implants in Pearland stop the downhill progression of declining oral health due to tooth loss. Dental implants can be used to replace several teeth and/or anchor overdentures. Mini dental implants, also called denture-stabilization implants, allow your dentist 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 stable base for an overdenture.
Restore Chewing Ability
Did you know that some denture wearers retain only ten percent of their chewing power? Implant-supported dentures can curb bone recession and restore near-normal chewing ability. Improved chewing function with implants in Pearland can result in better nutrition and overall physical well-being. The psychological benefits are equally valuable. When David C. Montz DDS, PA & Associates – Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry patients are free of embarrassing denture-slipping, they are happier, more confident, and they socialize more frequently. Before you spend money on another denture reline, speak with your dentist about denture-stabilization implants in Pearland. Our office also offers patients options such as complete smile makeovers and periodontal disease treatment.