How Dental Implants Are Changing Dentures

How Dental Implants are Changing Dentures in High PointIf you wear dentures, you know that they are not the ideal solution for missing teeth. Problems with them include slipping, gum irritation, and, bone loss. There is a better option at Crystal Dental Group in High Point.

Good oral hygiene and regular dental checkups can help you avoid the need for dentures later in your life, but other factors can make dental replacements an inevitability.

The good news? Modern dental implant technology offers a better tooth restoration solution. If you currently wear traditional dentures and are not happy with them, implant anchored dentures may dramatically change your life. Your chewing ability will be similar to that of natural teeth and you will be able to eat hard foods again.

How about a thick T-bone at your favorite steakhouse? In addition to being able to enjoy your meal, you will avoid the embarrassment of having your dentures rattle around in your mouth in public.

Dental implants are titanium posts surgically placed into the jaw. They can be used to support a single artificial tooth, or as anchors for a full set of dentures. The affect can be utterly life-changing.

Schedule a consultation with Crystal Dental Group in High Point to learn more about dental implants and dentures. Our team of in-house specialists is there to serve you. Make an appointment today.

Contact Crystal Dental Group:

252-653-4099

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1589 Skeet Club Rd Ste 150
High Point, North Carolina
27265

 

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Tooth Replacement For The 21st Century

Jamestown tooth implant supported dentures

Not everything was better back in the good old days. Take dentures, for instance. Dentures have been around for generations and have certainly improved the lives of thousands of High Point people who have lost many or all of their teeth.

However, traditional false teeth are not the optimal tooth replacement. Traditional dentures can impede many essential oral functions: chewing, tasting, swallowing, talking, and smiling.

You may know denture wearers who have stopped attending social activities because they are embarrassed by dentures that are far from inconspicuous. Some have even stopped eating their favorite foods because their dentures curtail their power to taste and/or chew.

The team at Crystal Dental Group has extraordinary news for High Point residents with missing teeth: Dentures have evolved!

Implant-anchored or implant-supported dentures are far superior than conventional dentures for many patients. So much better, in fact, that there really should be another term for this advanced tooth replacement system – a term that doesn’t include the word “denture.”

There are two types of implant anchored dentures; removable and permanent. No adhesive is required for either system. With the permanent type, screw retentions are anchored in the jaw to serve as attachment points for the denture. Permanent implant-supported dentures are very stable. Furthermore, they are usually less pricey than replacing each missing tooth with an implant. (The cost varies depending on the number of implants needed and other factors.)

Screw retentions require enough bone thickness to allow the implant to securely mesh with the existing bone. Unfortunately, some patients who have been missing teeth for a long period of time have experienced bone recession. For patients who lack the necessary amount of bone, mini-implants may be an alternative.

Removable implant anchored dentures have a locator attachment which allows the wearer to snap the appliance in place. Some patients prefer this type because they can remove them at night for cleaning. Countless High Point patients who have traded in their traditional dentures report that their implant anchored dentures have considerably improved their life.

The benefits of implant-supported dentures include:

  • Increased comfort
  • Natural appearance
  • Normal tooth function
  • Improved durability
  • Better bone retention
  • Denture relines not necessary
  • Minimal gum irritation
  • No denture adhesive required

For more details about dental implants, call Crystal Dental Group in High Point. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry.

Contact Crystal Dental Group:

252-653-4099

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1589 Skeet Club Rd Ste 150
High Point, North Carolina
27265

 


There Is Hope For Denture Wearers

Jamestown tooth implants

The condition of your teeth has a considerable impact on your health and happiness. Denture wearing patients at Crystal Dental Group in High Point understand this all too well. The path from a healthy smile to a toothless mouth is downhill. Tooth decay and gum disease are painful. Treatment such as fillings and root canals can strain the budget. If the teeth can’t be saved, tooth extraction brings more physical and psychological pain. Extraction can result in bone recession.

The Drawbacks of Dentures

While dentures are superior than having no teeth at all, they certainly come with a myriad of downsides. They can irritate gums and make breathing, eating, tasting food, talking, and laughing problematic. And dentures are not a once-and-your-done answer for missing teeth. As the jaw shrinks, they necessitate relines.

Stop The Progression

But there is hope on the horizon! Dental implant technology can improve the quality of life for individuals who have been wearing traditional dentures. To a certain extent, implants halt the downhill progression of declining oral health due to tooth loss.

Dental implants can be used to replace several teeth and/or anchor over dentures. Mini dental implants (also called denture-stabilization implants) allow your dentist to securely attach an appliance so that it won’t slip or irritate gums. Small titanium posts are placed into the jawbone and fuse with the surrounding bone, creating a secure base for an over denture.

Restore Chewing Ability

Did you know that some denture patients retain only ten percent of their chewing ability? Implant-supported dentures can curb bone recession and restore near-normal chewing ability. Improved chewing function with implants can result in better nutrition and overall physical well-being. The psychological benefits are equally valuable. When Crystal Dental Group patients are free of embarrassing denture-slipping, they are happier, more sure of themselves, and socialize more often.

Before you spend money on another denture reline, talk to your dentist about denture-stabilization implants.

Crystal Dental Group provides cutting-edge dentistry including emergency dentistry, family dentistry, and kids dentistry. Our courteous team is passionate about improving the lives of our valued patients.

Contact Crystal Dental Group:

252-653-4099

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1589 Skeet Club Rd Ste 150
High Point, North Carolina
27265