Dentures are not the best way to replace your missing teeth.
In fact, dentures can be downright annoying, according to many of our patients. This is why you may want to look for another solution, a better solution for your missing teeth.
You should find out about getting dental implants for your whole mouth.
Modern implants have been a revolutionary development in tooth replacements. We are proud that we can offer them for our patients in and around Novi, MI.
Contact Dr. James Ross, Family, Cosmetic & Laser Dentistry online or by calling (248) 697-2487 if you would like to experience the difference for yourself.
Dentures Don’t Do Enough
We understand why so many patients start with dentures when they lose a whole row of teeth. Dentures can restore the appearance of your smile.
At least at first, they can bring back some of your ability to eat, too.
This isn’t the same as having your teeth back, however. In fact, it’s not even really that close.
The longer you have dentures, the more likely you will be to notice the problems that come with them.
For starters, traditional dentures don’t stay in place. Dentures rest over your gums, which means they can slip and slide on the inside of your mouth. This can lead to problems when you try to speak and when you want to eat.
When you are telling a funny story, you want the punchline to be the punchline … not your teeth falling out of your mouth.
When you are eating a meal, you want to be able to eat the foods that you enjoy instead of limiting yourself to softer, mushier foods all the time.
Denture adhesive can provide some temporary benefits, but how many times a day do you want to apply that goopy stuff? Keep in mind, that over time, the adhesives will be less effective as well.
The Real Problem Is Something You Can’t See
When you lose your teeth, you lose the roots. As a result, you lose that direct connection to your jawbone.
Without that connection, your jaw is missing something that it needs to stay healthy. It’s not getting the stimulation from the roots with each bite and chew. When you had teeth, that stimulation is what prompted your jaw to create new bone tissue, which kept it healthy and strong.
Without that, your jaw won’t make new tissue, and it will get smaller. That changes the shape of your mouth, which makes your dentures more like to slip, slide, and fall out.
This also is why we are so big on dental implants.
Secure Your Teeth & Keep Your Jaw Strong
Dental implants were developed specifically to replace the roots of missing teeth. With a series of implants in your jaw, you do some important things.
First, you make your dentures much more secure and stable. When you have implant-supported dentures, you can trust that they won’t fall out whether you are giving a toast at a wedding or biting into a crisp, juicy apple.
Second, you will restore the power behind your bite. Since the implants are embedded in your jaw, you can generate nearly as much force as you could before you lost your teeth. This makes biting and chewing much easier — and you don’t need any adhesive to keep your dentures in place.
Third, you have recreated a direct connection to your jawbone. That means every bite and chew will be stimulating your jaw, so it will continue making new bone tissue.
Let Us Place Your Implants
By coming to our office, your implant placement can be handled by our own Dr. Ross. He has years of experience placing implants in Novi, MI. He also is a member of the Academy of Implant Dentistry, and he has completed multiple continuing education courses on implant placement.
With your implant-supported dentures, you will be able to smile, speak, and eat like someone with a full set of teeth once again.