Perhaps you have heard or seen the dental industry’s advertising about dental implants. Many Royal Oak dentists claim that dental implant dentures can change your life. Does this sound like hyperbole? Exaggeration?
Let’s examine the facts about dental implant anchored dentures:
Chewing: An oral implant denture can restore up to 95 percent of normal chewing function. How vital is chewing? Can you chew easily with your current full or partial denture? Can you bite apples? When was the last time you ate a raw carrot?
Fit: Implant anchored dentures stay in place. An implant denture doesn’t slip around in your mouth and cause sores. Implant denture wearers who exercise regularly especially welcome this benefit.
Appearance: Is your smile attractive? Can you smile confidently? How many denture wearers love their smile? Implant anchored dentures look like natural teeth. They don’t move when you smile, eat, talk, bike, swim, dance, golf, ski; you get the idea.
Bone health: When teeth are removed, bone recession can occur over time. Because a titanium implant is an artificial ‘tooth root’ inserted into your jaw bone, your bone has a better chance of staying healthy. If there are no other adverse issues present, your jaw bone should remain healthy and dense, just as if the initial tooth root were there.
Today, dental patients with missing teeth are fortunate to have a tooth replacement choice that is far better than both traditional dentures and dental bridges.
If you hate your dentures, we invite you to set up a consultation about dental implant procedures. We can discuss all the particulars including procedure specifics, healing time, and dental implant cost. Then you can decide for yourself if implant dentures will, as promised, change your life.
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