Having missing teeth presents a host of challenges for your smile and health. You have gaps in your smile, and removable appliances like dentures are difficult to keep in place and eat with.
For those struggling with dentures or missing teeth in Attleboro, Mass., you have solutions at Attleboro Family Dental Care.
Our comprehensive dental office is here to serve all of your dental needs, whether you need preventive care or to replace gaps in your smile. We regularly see patients who have lost a few or all of their teeth. Removable dentures can work for period of time, but they often lose their fit and are sometimes difficult to keep in the mouth. That’s why our office is using dental implants to replace missing teeth and to stabilize dentures. Today we want to share a little about why it’s important to maintain a healthy functional smile while covering some of the biggest problems with dentures.
Our office can craft a number of tooth replacement options for you. It all depends on your smile goals and budget. You can start by giving us a call today at 774-225-0618.
The Biggest Problems With Dentures
Removable dentures rest on the gums. The lower arch relies on fit to stay in the mouth, while the upper arch relies mostly on suction. People who have dentures often experience these issues:
- Difficulty eating the foods they love
- Dentures sliding around while they eat or speak
- Denture sores
- Dry mouth
- Having to re-apply denture adhesive several times a day
Traditional dentures are a great way to fill the gaps in your smile, but function is always an issue. Some studies have found that dentures only provide us with about 25 or 50 percent of the function of natural teeth. You can imagine the number of foods that you can’t enjoy whenever you’re wearing dentures.
Part of the reason for this is because the jawbone will change shape after the teeth are lost. The changes in the jawbone make it difficult to find a good fit for the dentures. Additionally, the jawbone recession will change the shape of the face. People without teeth often develop wrinkles around the mouth and see the distance between their nose and chin draw closer. These changes affect the function of your mouth and often make people look much older than they are.
How We Can Offer Implants
We started offering dental implants because they are the strongest tooth replacement option in dentistry. A dental implant can nearly match the power of your natural teeth, so you can eat whatever you want without fear that your teeth will fall out of your mouth.
The implants are made from titanium, a material that naturally merges with bone. Once the implants heal with the jawbone, it can restored with a single crown, bridge, or full arches of new teeth. We’re using 3D imaging to diagnose issues and place dental implants to make sure we find the most appropriate location for the implant. Even though placing an implant is oral surgery, it has a 98 percent success rate.
Here are a few reasons why we’re using dental implants to replace missing teeth:
- Strong and durable — Nearly match the strength of natural teeth
- Less effect on other remaining teeth — Placing a bridge for a single missing tooth requires us to prepare and crown the teeth adjacent to the gap.
- Preserve the bone — The implant will stop jawbone recession and promote healthy jawbone development.
- Longlasting — Implants do not get cavities and can last forever with great care.
Replace Your Teeth With Us Today
Dental implants are an expense, but your mouth will be restore back to its original state. Our patients who have implants see a spike in their confidence and enjoy eating whatever you want. We would love to sit down with you to discuss your oral health and your goals. Give us a call today at 774-225-0618 to schedule your appointment.