Imagine that you and that special someone in your life are celebrating a special occasion. They want to try out a fancy steak place in the area that everyone is raving about. The idea of a thick, juicy steak sounds fabulous. You’d love to sink your teeth into a succulent ribeye.
However, your dentures won’t allow that. Lately, they’ve been driving you crazy. They will hardly stay in place for talking and eating soft foods, much less for chewing a hearty steak.
Reluctantly, you agree to the steak place. Hopefully, you’ll find something on the menu that you’ll be able to eat – perhaps soup or something. Meanwhile, your date will be enjoying a mouth-watering steak…
If you can relate to the above scene, it doesn’t have to characterize your life any longer. Using dental implants, you can enjoy freedom from floppy dentures that don’t do what they’re supposed to.
Dr. Juarez and her expert dental team have helped many patients experience true dental freedom with implant-secured dentures – and they will gladly do the same for you!
Dental Implants Can Change Your Life
If you don’t know much about dental implants, you owe it to yourself to find out more about these dental marvels. Although implants have been around for centuries, the last few decades have seen their technology grow by leaps and bounds. The modern dental implant as we know it was developed in the 1960s.
Implants are usually fabricated from titanium. The reason titanium is used is that this metal will actually fuse with your jawbone to become one. Your body will accept it just like it does your natural jawbone. After an oral surgeon places the implants in your jaw, the fusion and healing process will take place over the next few months.
Afterward, your implants will be ready to receive new replacement teeth. Although we offer several types of implant-secured teeth, we’re focusing only on dentures for this blog post. Be sure to ask us about your other implant options if you’re interested!
You’ll have two distinct types of implant dentures to choose from. Implant-retained dentures will stay firmly in place thanks to a sturdy system of snaps and balls. Rather than relying on suction and denture adhesive, this attachment system will keep your dentures in right where they belong.
You’ll be able to eat whatever you want from the menu, even corn-on-the-cob and other crispy, crunchy vegetables. You’ll never have to worry that your teeth will slip out of place or fly out of your mouth causing embarrassment. They’ll stay in place until you snap them out for their cleaning.
Your other option for implant dentures is implant-supported dentures. While they are similar to implant-retained dentures in design, there is an important difference between the two.
Implant-supported dentures will actually transfer all the force created by biting and chewing directly to your jawbone, just like your natural teeth do. This action is thanks to their setup – your new teeth will attach to a curved metal bar that is in turn anchored to a set of implants.
Plus, you won’t need to remove your implant-supported dentures for cleaning. They are designed to be removed only by a dentist, and then only for an adjustment or repair. They should give you many years of great performance with no extra care. Just brush your teeth as you normally would, and visit us twice a year for a dental exam and cleaning.
Implant-supported dentures are our best performing and most comfortable style of denture. Their performance goes way beyond anything that conventional dentures can offer.
Be sure to ask us if you’re a candidate for receiving your new implants and teeth at the same appointment! Although a healing process is usually required before securing new teeth to implants, some patients can get their teeth the same day as their implants. You might never have to be without your teeth again!
At your consultation, Dr. Juarez will examine your mouth and assess your situation to see if you’re a good candidate for this innovative procedure.
Dental Implants Will Keep Your Jaw Healthy, Too
Teeth implants offer you another great benefit as well. They will actually stimulate your jawbone to produce new bone cells. Often with missing teeth, you will begin to experience bone loss in that area. Without a tooth (and its root), the bone will naturally deteriorate.
However, since implants function as replacement teeth roots, they will help keep your jawbone intact, preventing bone loss and potential changes in your facial structure. The result is that you’ll look younger, healthier, and more vibrant. It’s a win-win-win situation all around!