The condition of your teeth has a significant impact on your quality of life. Denture wearers understand this all too well. Tooth decay and gum disease are painful. If the teeth cannot be saved, tooth extraction will be necessary. An extraction is usually followed by bone recession.
While dentures are certainly preferable to having no teeth at all, they certainly come with a host of problems. They can irritate gums and make breathing, eating, tasting food, talking and laughing difficult. Dentures are not a once-and-your-done solution for missing teeth. As the jaw shrinks, they require relines.
But there is hope! Dental implant technology can significantly improve the quality of life for Belmont, Comstock Park, Cedar Springs, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI people who have been wearing traditional dentures. To a certain extent, implants halt the downhill progression of declining oral health due to tooth loss.
Dental implants can be used to replace several teeth and/or anchor over dentures allowing your dentist to securely attach an appliance so that it won’t slip or irritate gums. Small titanium posts are implanted into the jawbone and fuse with the surrounding bone, creating a stable base for an over denture.
Did you know that some denture wearers retain only 10 percent of their chewing ability? Implant-supported dentures can stop bone recession and restore near-normal chewing ability. Improved chewing function with implants can result in better nutrition and overall physical health. The psychological benefits are equally valuable. When Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry patients are free of embarrassing denture-slipping, they are happier, more confident, and socialize more often.
Before you spend money on another denture reline, talk to Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull about denture-stabilization implants.
Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry provides unprecedented dentistry including porcelain veneers, implant dentistry, and restorative dentistry. Our courteous team is devoted to improving the lives of our valued patients.
Call 616-723-8631 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stewart and Dr. Hull. Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry provides cutting-edge general and cosmetic dentistry including porcelain veneers, implant dentistry, and restorative dentistry. Our understanding team is enthusiastic about oral health and remarkable smiles.