The condition of your teeth has a significant impact on your quality of life. Salt Lake City denture wearers understand this all too well. The path from healthy teeth to a toothless mouth is downhill. Tooth decay and gum disease are painful. Treatments such as fillings and root canals are costly and inconvenient. If the teeth can’t be saved, tooth extraction brings more physical and psychological pain. Extraction is usually followed by bone recession.
While dentures are certainly preferable to having no teeth at all, they come with a host of issues. They can irritate gums and make breathing, eating, tasting food, talking and laughing difficult. And dentures are not a once-and-your-done solution for missing teeth. As the jaw shrinks, they require relines.
But there is hope! Dental implant technology can significantly improve the quality of life for Salt Lake City people who have been wearing traditional dentures. To a certain extent, implants halt the downhill progression of declining oral health due to tooth loss.
Dental implants can be used to replace several teeth and/or anchor over dentures. 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 implanted into the jawbone and fuse with the surrounding bone, creating a stable base for an over denture.
Did you know that some Murray denture wearers retain only ten percent of their chewing ability? Implant-supported dentures can stop bone recession and restore near-normal chewing ability. Improved chewing function with implants can result in better nutrition and overall physical health. The psychological benefits are equally valuable. When Salt Lake Dental Care patients are free of embarrassing denture-slipping, they are happier, more confident, and socialize more often.
Before you spend money on another denture reline, talk to your Murray dentist about denture-stabilization implants.
Salt Lake Dental Care provides unprecedented dentistry including sedation dentistry, wisdom teeth removal, and Invisalign. Our caring team is dedicated to improving the lives of our valued patients.
Call 801-938-8855 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Clint Blackwood. Salt Lake Dental Care provides technologically-advanced general and cosmetic dentistry including sedation dentistry, wisdom teeth removal, and Invisalign. Our cheerful team is passionate about oral health and brilliant smiles.