Are you sick of your dentures? If you have just retired, and after years of hard work would like to make a positive change to your quality of life, consider replacing those awkward and uncomfortable dentures with dental implants.
The trouble with dentures
Dentures usually fit well initially, but as time goes on they become loose and ill-fitting. You probably had your dentures fitted quite some time ago, but as we age we lose bone mass around our jaw.
This leads to shrinking of our gums and jawbone, which in turn makes dentures loose and unpredictable. They cause pain and chafing to our gums and cheeks, as well as apprehension about eating in public.
Having to rely on dentures means limited food choice (dentures that move around discourage people from biting into foods like an apple or steak, and make chewing difficult).
Ill-fitting dentures also affect the way you speak as they cause slurring when they slip. Trepidation about dining out in public is common among denture wearers- but Smile Store – The Dental Specialists have the solution.
There’s no need to compromise on your quality of life when it comes to your dentures.
Most people who must wear dentures or bridges don’t have the fondest memories of dental treatment from their younger days, and stoically suffer the discomfort of their ill-fitting dentures.
Smile Store-The Dental Specialists offer the perfect solution to people who are tired of their dentures slipping, moving about or even falling out suddenly.
They can fit you with a custom- made dental implant system, using titanium posts and a simple ‘click in’ mechanism so that your dentures look natural, stay comfortable and secure, and will never shift around your mouth again.
Implants can be used for single crowns as well as partials and dentures, are safe and effective, and extraordinarily comfortable. For people weary of worrying about choosing soft foods or going out for a meal, dental implants will change your life.
You’ve worked hard-enjoy your time now, and give yourself the gift of a comfortable smile. Enjoy meals out with family, nutritious food choices and a confident smile without ever having to worry about your dentures again.
How Dental Implants work
Dental implants are an excellent way to provide the most secure of anchors for bridges, dentures and crowns.
The titanium post of a dental implant is placed firmly into the jawbone, functioning as an artificial tooth root to affix things to.
However, in order for dental implants to be successful, the jawbone must have enough bone to support them.
The difficulty for patients who have been missing teeth for many years is that along with tooth loss comes bone loss, and over time they may have lost so much bone from the area of the jaw where the tooth is gone that they simply don’t have enough left to place an implant into.
The tooth loss may be caused by a variety of things, including:
- Periodontal (gum) disease
- Dental caries (cavities) and infection
- Injury or trauma
Have you been told you don’t have enough bone for a Dental Implant?
Many patients are told that they do not have enough bone volume left in their jaw to accommodate a dental implant; that their bone is either too flat or too narrow.
If the bone under your gum is not tall enough, not wide enough or both, you will need a procedure to add bone to your jaw before implants can be placed.
Bone augmentation is a term that describes a variety of procedures used to “build” bone so that dental implants can be placed. These procedures typically involve grafting (adding) bone or bonelike materials to the jaw.
Several different procedures can be used for bone augmentation. Your Oral surgeon specialist dentist will select one depending on the type, location and number of implants to be used. If you need a bone graft, it is important that you and your dentist discuss all of the options available to you.
After bone augmentation, dentists usually wait four to nine months before placing implants.
The bone graft will take about six to nine months to heal before dental implants can be placed. At that time, the titanium screws used to anchor the bone block in place will be removed before the implant is placed.