When long-time denture wearers tell me about trying to eat, speak or laugh, they often use terms like “wobbly,” “rocking around in my mouth,” and “slippery.” Some even tell me they take their denture OUT in order to eat.
In this day and age, dentistry offers far better options than an ill-fitting denture when it comes to replacing teeth. This is because dentistry now does much more than merely ‘replace’ teeth. There is now an ideal way to restore the stability, security and dependability of natural teeth.
The key to having teeth that can bite and chew begins in the jaw bone. Why? Your upper and lower jaw bones are what once held your natural tooth roots. By having the jaws as the firm, sturdy foundation for your teeth, biting force and chewing stability are restored.
This is how Dental Implants work. They are implanted into your jaw to serve as replacement tooth roots. Your new teeth are then attached to the implants, giving you the look, feel and function of natural teeth.
Yet, it’s not just your ability to eat comfortably that you’ll reap as a benefit. Because you can resume eating a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables that are rich in fiber and vitamins and protein-laden meats, your overall health improves. You’ll be able to chew your food thoroughly and comfortable.
Eating with friends and family becomes a pleasure once again as well. Without the fear of embarrassing slips or clicks, accepting invitations that include food is no longer a concern. Research has shown that being socially involved is another bonus to your overall health.
In a recent study on the health benefits of social relationships, researchers found that social ties and involvement with family and friends contributed to increased survivor rates for breast cancer and heart surgery patients. A 2010 data analysis of nearly 150 studies showed that social connection doesn’t just help us survive health problems: the lack of it causes them. http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/streams-of-consciousness/the-importance-of-being-social/
Your smile is much more than a set of teeth, which of course dentures can mimic. It’s a part of your personality, appearance, digestive process, speech, confidence, self-esteem and kissability! Terms like “wobbly” and “slippery” should never describe something so valuable to your overall well-being.
If you’d like to discuss your options for replacing a denture, begin with a no charge, no obligation consultation. Call 1-866-9-Smiles to schedule a convenient time. During this, I can also have our financial coordinator discuss easy payment options that can break your fee into monthly payments that are manageable to most budgets.
If dental fear is an issue, please know that our office is known for placing a priority on comfort. We offer both oral and I.V. sedation and have an environment designed to relax and pamper you.
I look forward to meeting you!