Tips on how to eat with dentures and implants

Trouble Chewing? You Should Enjoy Your Meals Without Worry!

When chewing becomes difficult, you can see the importance of your teeth immediately. Whether you’re having trouble with your dentures, are missing teeth, or are suffering from loose crowns or bridges, advancements in dental care have created an ideal solution for all of your chewing problems – dental implants.

A dental implant is a small, screw-like titanium appliance that is threaded on the inside and out. Roughly the size of your teeth’s natural roots, the implant is placed in your jawbone, where it fuses with your bone to create an incredibly strong bond.

The advantage of a dental implant is that it is as stable as the natural roots of your teeth while also preventing bone loss. Without teeth in place to stabilize your jaw, it will slowly shrink over time, which causes the sunken look associated with tooth loss.

Once your implant has bonded to your jaw, it’s just a matter of topping it with one of several dental restorations perfectly suited to your needs!

Dislike Your Dentures?

Without teeth to support your jawbone, it will shrink in size over time. This will also lead to your gums tightening, which means that your dentures may not fit as well as they used to. If you are worried about your dentures slipping, falling out, or coming loose at the wrong moment, your social life and happiness can be deeply affected.

Using a series of dental implants, we can eliminate the needs for pastes and adhesives and give your dentures an added stability that is impossible with the ones you have now. Implant retained dentures are an amazing advancement in comfort and function accomplished by the placement of several dental implants in your jaw.

Your implants are topped with a bar or several metal balls, and your dentures are equipped with clips or sockets so that they snap firmly in place. Your dentures still come out at the end of the day, but they are held perfectly in place while you wear them and act just like your real teeth! Better yet, we can modify your current dentures to add implant attachments, saving you money and time!

Missing Teeth or Bothered By a Bridge?

Missing one tooth used to be solved by a bridge. The problem with bridges is that, while they fix the aesthetic and functional problem of a lost tooth, they don’t fix the underlying problem: bone loss due to a missing tooth. Over time, your bridge can develop a gap between it and your gum line, meaning more treatments to maintain its function and appearance.

As opposed to a bridge, a dental implant replaces the root and caps it with a great looking porcelain crown. By having an implant in place of your tooth root, you not only prevent bone loss, but you prevent harm to the neighboring teeth as well. One implant can prevent a domino effect of lost teeth!

Implants are the superior solution for tooth loss, from one to all. If you have any questions about dental implants, call us today at (815) 725-5991. We look forward to helping you chew with ease!