You’re attempting to eat your dinner, but your dentures are fumbling around in your mouth, making it nearly impossible. You just want to take them out, but you can’t, because you’re eating with family. These dentures have been a nuisance for months, and they weren’t that comfortable when you got them in the first place. There has to be a better way. It can’t only be a choice between having awkward dentures or going around toothless. What can you do? Dr. Stephen Scotto-Lavino, your dentist in Selden, might just have the perfect solution for your problem. How would you like to have a set of dentures that fit comfortably, securely, and let you eat whatever you want?
Dental Implants Are Your Answer
The most complete way to replace your missing teeth is with dental implants in Selden. They accomplish what no other procedure can: they restore the roots of your teeth. We often only think of our teeth above the gum line, but the roots are extremely important as well. They not only firmly secure your teeth into your jaw, but they also support it from the inside. Whether you have lost a single tooth or all of them, your body naturally starts to limit the blood supply to the surrounding gums and bone, and this can cause them to atrophy. This not only changes the fit of your dentures, but also makes it nearly impossible for you to eat or speak comfortably. Dental implants can prevent and even reverse this process, and this is why more people are using them today than ever.
What Are They?
A dental implant is actually a small titanium post that is surgically placed into your jaw to mimic a tooth root. This implant can then be used to replace a single tooth or even support a bridge. However, for people like you who have lost most, if not all of your teeth, the best way to use them would be a method called All-on-4.
Because you have lost so many of your teeth, you might not have enough healthy jaw bone to support traditional implants. This led many people in your situation to get a bone graft, but All-on-4 implants make it so more people can benefit from implants than ever before. Firstly, the posts used for All-on-4 are smaller than traditional implants, meaning they can work for someone with a thinner jaw. They are also strategically placed, with two being located at the front of the jaw (where it is naturally thicker), and two being placed at an angle at the back to provide more support. These implants are then used to support a set of dentures.
Why They’re Better
You might be thinking, “But I don’t want just another set of dentures!” Good, because implant-supported dentures are entirely different. Since they are held in place with dental implants, your dentures will fit more securely and provide a much stronger bite force than your normal ones. The fit will also stay more consistent over time, because like we said, the implants keep your gums and jaw from shrinking. You get the best of everything with one procedure. You can finally get a smile that works and looks just like your original one, and not have to deal with the discomfort and embarrassing slippage of traditional dentures.
How Can I Get Them?
So this sounds like the solution for you, but how can you get it? The first step is to schedule an appointment with your cosmetic dentist in Selden, Dr. Scotto-Lavino. He’ll take a look at your mouth and gums to determine if it’s the best solution for you. He’ll then refer you to a qualified local surgeon to place your implants, and can immediately give you a set of temporary dentures while your final ones are being made. Because the implants are smaller than traditional ones, your recovery time is accelerated, and you can walk out of the office with a new set of teeth in one day.
All-on-4 implant dentures have helped people restore their smile for decades, and they could be the best way for you to get your teeth back.
If you have any questions about All-on-4 dental implants or want to schedule an appointment today, please give us a call.