Dental implants could be the answer if your dentures aren’t fitting like they used to. Unfortunately, dentures will need to be replaced every ten years or so because your jawbone will change. If you lose weight or have any other issues that may affect the fit of your dentures, you may have problems eating and even speaking.
Dentures take time to get used to. Dental implants are surgically placed into your jaw and become permanent tooth replacements. If you wear dentures you know how annoying and messy denture adhesive can be, not to mention the speaking and eating issues, which can cause discomfort. If you wear partial dentures, you are also more susceptible to tooth decay in your healthy teeth, as your partials may not have been properly fitted.
Dentures have certainly come a long way, with today’s missing teeth replacements being stronger and much more natural looking, and although the denture quality has improved, you need to talk to Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi if another dentist has suggested dentures. Dental implants may be a better choice as dentures will cause more damage to gums and surrounding healthy teeth.
These natural looking replacement teeth are surgically implanted into the jaw, and with good oral hygiene habits and regular dental checkups, your dental implants can last for the rest of your life.
Dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth, and can be implanted into healthy gums and jaws as long.
These days bone and gum tissue grafting can be done if you have jawbone loss. Missing teeth will cause your jawbone to resorp leaving you with that sunken in look. In the past people with jawbone loss had no choice but to resort to dentures.
If you have missing teeth, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Ivan Valcarenghi who can determine if dental implants are a good fit for you.