The condition of your teeth has a significant impact on your health and well-being. Denture wearers understand this all too well. The path from oral health 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 preferable to having no teeth at all, they certainly come with a multitude of disadvantages. They can irritate gums and make breathing, eating, tasting food, talking, and laughing challenging. And dentures are not a once-and-your-done answer for missing teeth. As the jaw shrinks, they necessitate relines.
Stop The Progression with Implants in San Antonio
But there is hope on the horizon! Dental implant technology can improve the quality of life for men and women who have been wearing traditional dentures. To a certain extent, implants in San Antonio halt the downhill progression of declining oral health due to tooth loss.
Dental implants in San Antonio can be used to replace several teeth and/or anchor overdentures. 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 sturdy base for an overdenture.
Restore Chewing Ability
Did you know that some denture patients retain only ten percent of their chewing ability? Implant-supported dentures can halt bone recession and restore near-normal chewing ability. Improved chewing function with implants in San Antonio can result in better nutrition and overall physical well-being. The psychological benefits are equally valuable. When William J. Stewart Jr. DDS Advanced Family & Cosmetic Dentistry patients are free of embarrassing denture-slipping, they are happier, more self-assured, and socialize more often. Before you spend money on another denture reline, speak with your dentist about denture-stabilization implants.