Dentures don’t last forever, and will need replacing at some point. Proper care of your dentures, such as brushing them each night and removing any adhesives, along with brushing your dentures after each meal, will help them last longer. The American Dental Association states that dentures may last from four to twenty-five years, but it depends on bone recession, normal wear and tear, and gum shrinkage. All of these issues create the need for dentures to be replaced sooner. Talk to your dentist and he will determine if your dentures need replacing.
Some people aren’t happy with their dentures. The dentures slip when they are eating, they can’t bite into a nice, juicy steak or a crisp, new apple without worrying about leaving the dentures in the food, and they find that the adhesive is messy and difficult to apply. Some people even find the adhesive hard to tolerate and develop a gag reflex when inserting and removing their dentures. Dentures give the look of teeth, but they are not teeth, and can’t perform as well as teeth.
If you have struggled with your dentures, you may want to consider dental implants. Unlike dentures, that accelerate bone loss, teeth implants stimulate bone growth and preserve the health and shape of your jaw and face. With proper care, dental implants feel and function just like your other healthy, strong, real teeth. It’s also possible to get these teeth implants in one visit. Yes- just one visit.
One of the main benefits of dental implants is that may allow patients to obtain fixed, non-removable arches of teeth without the need for bone grafting. This is accomplished by place the two rear implants at an angle in order to take advantage of the stronger bone found at the front of the jaw. The implants work as a team to support an entire upper or lower arch of teeth. Today’s technology allows a cosmetic dental surgeon to immediately load the implants with an arch of teeth in one day. If all this sounds complicated to you, come see your local cosmetic dentist and we will explain it all to you, and show you examples and photos. Don’t worry about any pain, because dental sedation is available and you won’t remember the entire process, just notice your beautiful smile when we’re finished.
If you are not satisfied with your dentures, come visit your local Charlotte cosmetic dentist, here at Ballantyne Center for Dentistry, and we’ll give you a free consultation on what solutions are available to you.