Build A Better Bite With Dental Implants
Your grandkids have decided to share their Halloween treats with you. This makes you smile. You understand how important candy can be to kids. So, you realize this means you are important to them, too.
You thank them, and you pick out a few pieces that you enjoy. You take a bite of a chewy caramel and savor the flavors.
You can do this is because you decided to get dental implants at Black Diamond Dentistry. With your implant-supported dentures, you can bite and chew practically as well as you could when you have a full set of healthy, natural teeth.
If you would like to be able to eat anything you want once again, call 360-284-7647 our office in Black Diamond, WA. Get started with a consultation with Dr. Yancy Sipes.
Dentures Aren’t Enough
Losing teeth is never fun. Replacing them with dentures is an improvement, but it’s not like having your teeth back again.
Traditional dentures do have some benefits. In general, they fit comfortably when you first get them. Dentures can restore the appearance of your smile, and we certainly appreciate the confidence that comes with that.
You may not be able to bite or chew as well as you could with teeth, but dentures are a step up from having no teeth at all.
Dentures are missing something important, however, and that makes a difference in the long run. Without replacements for your roots, you are likely to experience bone loss in your jaw.
When you had all your teeth, your roots would press into your jawbone when you bit and chewed. That pressure stimulated new bone growth in your jaw. That new growth kept your jaw healthy and strong as old tissue was resorbed by your body.
Without root replacements, old tissue isn’t replaced. The result is that your jaw slowly shrinks. This changes the shape of your mouth, which causes your dentures to become looser with time. That makes it more difficult to bite and chew, even if you do use a denture adhesive.
Secure Your Smile
As we noted in the opening of today’s post, you can restore the look and the feel of your natural teeth. You can do this by getting dental implants to support and secure your dentures.
Modern root-form implants have been around since the 1960s. They are placed directly into your jawbone, where your roots once were. Through a process called osseointegration, your jawbone bonds to your implants. When this happens your implants are secure, which makes them a stable support system for dentures.
When dentures are affixed to your implants, this restores the connection from your bite to your bone. That means you can generate more force with every bite and chew, and you are providing the stimulation needed to keep your jaw strong.
Eat With Confidence
You don’t have to worry if the next bite you take will cause your dentures to slide around. Instead, feel confident that you can eat what you want when you want.