Missing teeth aren’t fun for anyone. They can cause more problems if you don’t do something about them.
This is why millions of people get dentures every year. But are dentures alone really enough?
Your new teeth should do more than just give you a nice smile. They also should function like healthy, natural teeth. You should be able to speak without worrying that your teeth will shift around. You should be able to eat anything that you want without wondering if you will be able to bite or chew it.
Fortunately for our patients in and around Peabody, MA, you can have dentures that look, feel, and function as well as the real thing. Discover the difference we can make in your daily life with our teeth replacements. Call Contemporary Dentistry & Implantology at 978-278-1760 to schedule a consultation soon.
What Dentures Do
At one time, dentures were the best options for replacement teeth.
They could give you a somewhat natural-looking smile and they do allow you to eat more than you could eat without any teeth. Those are both good things.
To keep dentures from moving around, you may have them affixed to any remaining teeth with special hooks. If you had a full set of dentures, they were made to rest on the outside of your gums. Denture adhesives could keep them somewhat secure during meals. Over time, your dentures would need to be relined to fit your mouth or replaced.
Traditional dentures are missing something important. They don’t include a replacement for the roots of your lost teeth. As a result, your dentures are not held securely in place.
They also don’t provide adequate stimulation to your jawbone. This can have a big impact on your long-term oral health. Without stimulation of some kind, your jaw will lose bone mass. That leaves you more vulnerable to additional tooth loss or to the deterioration of your jaw. This is why many people who have lost teeth begin to look as though their lips are pulling in on themselves.
Make Your Dentures Better
When you get teeth replacements, you want them to look and function as close to the real thing as possible. With dentures, you know what is missing, and that means you know how to address that problem.
Dental implants were developed specifically to serve as artificial roots for replacement teeth. Modern implants have been around since the 1960s. They have proven to be incredibly effective at keeping restorations (dentures, bridges, and crowns) securely in place.
Implants are placed directly in your jaw, just like roots. Implants have abutments to hold your new teeth in position. This also creates a direct connection to your jaw, which allows you to generate more power in your bite.
And with the advent of mini dental implants, even people who have experienced bone loss have a way to get the benefits that come with implant-supported dentures.
We even offer the All-on-4® and other All-on-X options so you can get your implants and a set of temporary dentures on the same day.
Reclaim More Than Your Smile
Dentures have played a valuable role in the history of restorative dentistry. But dentures and implants together can help you feel like you have new teeth. Call Contemporary Dentistry & Implantology at 978-278-1760 to request a dental appointment in Peabody, MA.