We go through life thinking that dentures are the inevitable end for our smiles. When teeth make their way out of our mouths, we just wait for the day that the dentist says it’s time to give up on your natural teeth and accept the dentures. We never think that there could be another option or at very least a way to make dentures more comfortable. However, there are a lot of reasons to be looking for other ways of doing things!
Dentures, Alone, Are Not Beneficial
Dentures don’t work because they are uncomfortable for the wearer. When your teeth are gone, your jaw begins to lose mass and change shape. Routine adjustments can keep your dentures functioning, but the discomfort will not end as long as your jaw keeps losing mass. Aside from the comfort, there is also the matter of cosmetics. Your face will become sunken in and your lips pursed as your mouth changes shape.
Added Implants Change the Situation
In order to maintain your dentures and keep your jaw stable, we recommend implant supported dentures. We place a few implants around your arches that will connect with your dentures to hold them steady as well as stabilize your bone mass. There will be no constant loss of bone to change the fit of your dentures, so you’ll be more comfortable for the rest of your smiling days!
Before you make the decision to tough out your dentures, try looking into other options that can work for you! We’d love to talk with you about it. Contact us today to set up a consultation and let us know what you’d like to see happen for your smile!