- March 1, 2017
You don’t want to see it, but you can’t help looking. When you look at your reflection in the mirror, you can’t help noticing what’s missing — your teeth — and wishing you still had them.
You’ve been thinking about getting dentures, but you know they aren’t the same as real teeth. You’ve seen how loose dentures interfere with people’s ability to eat the foods they want to eat or to say what they want to see.
You might still be able to smile, but when you can’t eat or say what you want, you may not want to smile as much.
What if we told you that you could add something to your dentures that would make it possible to eat better, speak with confidence, and keep smiling? Well, you can.
Now, let’s review three reasons you should be asking about implant-supported dentures.
► Eating With Dental Implants
If you already have traditional dentures, you understand the limitations on eating. When you bite with dentures, you just don’t have the same power as you did when you still had all your teeth.
In fact, multiple studies have shown that people with dentures only regain a fraction of the biting power of someone with all of his or her teeth. According to experts, the maximum biting force for many dentures wearers is about 1/4 of what they had before they lost their teeth.
That certainly explains why chewing a bite of chicken or steak or attempting to bite into corn on the cob can be so difficult with dentures. You could learn to live without those foods and many others.
Or you could get dental implants to support your dentures.
Implant replace the roots of your missing teeth. They anchor your dentures to your jawbone, which puts a lot more force behind each bite you take.
With dental implants, you can regain most (and sometimes all) of your original biting power. You can chew steak comfortably again, and you can take a satisfying bite of buttery corn on the cob confident that your replacement teeth will stay in place.
If that sounds good to you, call 877-321-1933 to learn how our dentists in Holly, MI, can help.
► Speaking With Dental Implants
Eating is important for a number of reasons, but most people speak more often than they eat. Being able to communicate clearly makes a big difference whether you are placing an order at a restaurant, debating who is the greatest baseball player of all time, or addressing a roomful of people.
It takes some adjustment to get used to speaking with dentures, but even after you do, you never know when your dentures will betray you.
You could be talking to the guests at your child’s wedding when your dentures slip out of place. You could be sharing a story with your grandchildren when your loose-fitting dentures cause you to trip over your words.
The reason is because your dentures rest outside your gums. It’s almost like putting up a fence without fence posts. How confident would you be that it would stay in place?
Dental implants are like fence posts for your dentures. When your dentures are locked in position, you will feel more confident placing your order, joking around with your friends, or giving a speech. (We can’t promise implants will ease your nerves about public speaking, however.)
► Smiling With Dental Implants
Compared to eating and speaking, smiling is less likely to cause your “teeth” to slip out of place.
Modern dentures are made to look more natural than ever, and putting those dentures on dental implants isn’t going to change their appearance.
Even so, we know we are happy when we can eat a satisfying meal. We know we take pleasure in good conversations. And when we can do both of those things, well, we’ve got good reasons to keep smiling.
Get More With Dental Implants
Dentures may have been the best option for your grandparents, but you can get something much better today. You can get implant-supported dentures.
And Holly Dental Care can help. Just call 877-321-1933 or contact us online to schedule your consultation.