We’ve just celebrated Independence Day, so freedom may still be on your mind. Wouldn’t you like to enjoy independence of a different kind – freedom from floppy dentures?
Picture this scene. That special someone in your life wants to try out the new Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse that recently opened downtown. You love that idea – you’ve heard that their steaks are to die for.
But then a somber thought crosses your mind. You can’t eat steak because your dentures have been driving you crazy lately. They hardly stay put in your mouth for ordinary talking and eating, much less to indulge in a thick, juicy steak.
Reluctantly, you agree to Jeff Ruby’s. You’ll just have to find something on the menu that won’t require much chewing. Maybe you can get some soup or mashed potatoes – while your date is enjoying one of their famous succulent steaks.
With dental implants, that doesn’t have to be the case much longer! Dr. Takacs and her team have been using implants for many years to help our patients enjoy strong, stable, implant-secured dentures. They can do the same for you!
Know More About Dental Implants & How They Can Help You
Implants have been around for several hundred years in one form or another. It’s only been in the last few decades, however, that implant technology has really taken off. Today, teeth implants are usually fabricated from medical-grade titanium.
The reason this material is used is because it was discovered that the human body will accept titanium just like it does its own bone material. Once an implant is placed into your jawbone, the titanium fuses with the bone in a process known as osseointegration.
Over the course of several months, the bone and the implant become one. The implant should last a lifetime with no special care or maintenance.
After the fusing process is complete, the implant is ready to serve as a base for replacement teeth. As a side note, you may be a candidate to get your new implants and new teeth in just two appointments over two days. Our dentist will be happy to examine your mouth and evaluate your situation to see if this could be a possibility for you.
You’ll Love Your New Implant Dentures
If you want to stick with dentures, but are tired of putting up with all the hassles that conventional dentures bring along, then implant dentures will be a good fit for you. You have two basic options when it comes to securing your new dentures to your implants.
Implant-retained dentures will attach to implants using a sturdy system of snaps and balls. All you have to do is pop your dentures into place using the snap mechanism and your new teeth will stay firmly put. You’ll have the freedom to eat, talk, laugh, and sing without worry that they will slip out of place or pop out of your mouth at an inopportune moment.
They’ll stay securely in place until you remove them for care and cleaning. It’s as simple as that. You’ve never had any traditional dentures that could offer you this kind of stability and reliability.
Your other option for implant dentures is implant-supported dentures. While similar in design to implant-retained dentures, these teeth have an important difference. They are fastened to a curved metal bar that runs along a set of implants.
This bar setup transfers the biting and chewing forces created by eating directly to your jawbone, rather than your gums. In this way, the dentures more closely mimic the action created by your natural teeth. This makes them our most comfortable and best-performing type of dentures.
Implant-supported dentures are designed to be removed only by a dentist, and only then for repair or adjustment. You won’t need to perform any special care or cleaning on them. Just brush like you normally would and visit us every six months for a regular dental cleaning and exam. Your new teeth should remain trouble-free for many years.
With new implant dentures, your menu options will be wide open again. Remember back when you could order anything off the menu? That will once again be your reality after Dr. Takacs and her team complete your treatment.
You can eat any kind of meat or healthy, crunchy vegetables you want. The days of picking and choosing and settling for a bland, tasteless diet will be over forever!
Plus, your new implants will help keep your jawbone healthy and strong. When a person experiences tooth loss, the bone material in that part of the jaw will slowly begin to deteriorate over time. Eventually, the bone loss can lead to changes in their facial structure, giving them a “sunken-face” look.
Dental implants can stop all that. Once the implants are placed, they will stimulate the bone to produce new bone cells, helping maintain the strength and integrity of your jaw and preventing any changes to the shape of your face. You’ll look younger, healthier, and more attractive!