When did you first start losing teeth? If you wear partial or full dentures you might have lost your first tooth years ago and then watched them start falling out one by one. With all that denture wearing behind you can you truly say you’re satisfied with how they’ve worked for you?
For most the patients we see at New Albany Implants the answer is clear: they don’t like their dentures and want to get rid of them for good. But they’re something you’ve come to rely on, and making the transition to dental implants can be frightening. We don’t want you to think about anything but the benefits of ditching your dentures. Here are five great reasons to do so.
No More Hassle
What is your morning routine like? You probably wake up, go to the bathroom, rinse your dentures, put them in, and sigh at the fact that they just don’t make you happy. Your bathroom counter is littered with denture equipment and every day is spent living with the hassle that are your dentures.
You don’t want to spend all that time caring for your teeth – they should be caring for you! Dental implants allow you to live with a set of replacement teeth that are permanently attached – just like the real thing. Imagine your new morning routine: wake up, brush your teeth, and go about your day. No hassle, and no strings attached. That’s what it’s like with dental implants.
Eat Better, Live Better
One of the most common problems for denture wearers, beyond the fact that they hate their dentures, is nutritional deficiency. With as limited as a denture diet is you can’t get the nutrients you need to live a happy life. This is also one of the leading reasons that denture wearers have a shorter life expectancy.
All of those dietary restrictions make eating a chore and not something you enjoy. With dental implants that will all transform. Implants are firmly connected to your jaw, just like natural teeth, allowing you to eat all the foods you’ve been missing out on. You’ll enjoy your meals more and get the nutrients you need to live a happy life. What’s not to love?
A More Natural Look
Every new innovation in denture technology has failed to solve the biggest problem: it’s hard to make them look real. Dentures, even high-end custom sets, are bulky. You need to cover the roof of your mouth to make them stick, and if you’ve noticed a change in the shape of your face they may even protrude from your gums a bit.
Our full-mouth bridges don’t require nearly as much bulk as your dentures do. The roof of your mouth will be uncovered, and so will the front of your gums. You’ll just have a row of teeth that are permanently attached to your jaw – there’s no more bulk than the real thing!
Stop Thinking about Your Teeth
How much time do you spend thinking about your dentures? If it isn’t keeping them clean it’s probably worrying about them slipping and falling out, what you can and can’t eat … it just goes on and on! Living a life of constant worry over your dentures is no way to live.
Implants are one of the most easily forgotten dental appliances you’ll ever wear. Once attached and healed they are just as sturdy, reliable, and real as natural teeth. Many of our patients even comment how they’ve forgotten they’re there – that will never happen with dentures!
Irritation and gum sensitivity is common in denture wearers – after all, your gums weren’t meant to support all the force of chewing. We see a lot of patients who want relief from redness, swelling, and inflammation that seems to never go away.
Implants will never cause you this kind of discomfort. The implant itself is a titanium screw that is placed directly into your jaw, where it bonds with your bone. When you chew with implants the forces are distributed just like they would be with natural teeth – they’ll feel completely natural!
Transform Your Life In 2016
Make this year the year you finally took control of your mouth. There’s a lot that changes when you get dental implants – your diet, your quality of life, and your smile. We want to help you live better by getting rid of your dentures, so make the call to our New Albany office today!