Traditional dentures may seem great … at first. With time, they get looser and feel less comfortable. Using an adhesive only provides a minimal support.
Your dentures aren’t exactly a full replacement for your missing teeth.
But they could be with dental implants and the Same-Day Smiles procedure at A Downtown Dental Groups. With implant-supported dentures, you won’t be worried that your dentures will come loose as you are telling a story to someone.
You also won’t need any gooey adhesive to hold your dentures in place when you are dining with your family and friends.
Our dentists have been helping patients in and around Honolulu for years. Find out what they could do for you.
Why Your Dentures Don’t Fit Anymore
Losing your teeth was a big moment in your life. It’s not the kind of big moment you may want to remember, but it definitely had a tremendous impact on your life.
Like many of the more than 30 million Americans who are missing at least one row of teeth, you decided to get dentures.
Initially, dentures seem pretty good, especially compared to no teeth at all. With time, you start to notice the problems with traditional dentures.
They become less comfortable. They don’t seem to fit as well. Depending on your particular situation, you may have them refitted or replaced every few years.
And replacing your dentures over and over again can get expensive in its own right.
Why is this happening?
When you lost your teeth, you lost your roots. This is important because of the effect it had on your jawbone. When you had your teeth, the roots would press into your jaw. That pressure stimulated new tissue growth that kept your jaw healthy and strong.
Without the roots, there is no longer any pressure. As a result, your jaw does not produce new tissue to replace older tissue that is reabsorbed.
This causes your jaw to shrinks. That changes the shape of your mouth, and that changes how well or how poorly your dentures fit.
By making an appointment with either of our dentists at A Downtown Dental Group, they can answer any questions you may have. Find out how our mini dental implants can give you dentures a boost so you don’t have to keep replacing them over and over again.
Dental Implants & Secure Dentures
It’s been said many times that people don’t appreciate what they had until it’s gone. Teeth are a great example of this.
When you have healthy teeth, you can eat anything that you want to eat. You don’t worry that your teeth will come loose when you take a bite of something. You don’t strain to chew that food, either.
Losing your teeth also affects the appearance of your smile. Some people become much more self-conscious because of them. They may become less likely to speak up or to smile simply because they don’t want people to see that their teeth are missing.
Traditional dentures can help with the appearance of your smile unless they come loose and slip out of position.
At A Downtown Dental Group, we can address your ability to eat and the appearance of your smile with mini implants.
Dental implants are replacements for the roots of your lost or missing teeth. When they are placed in your jaw, they provide the same kind of stimulation your roots once did. This can keep your jaw strong and anchor your dentures in place.
Call 808-797-3680 to learn what our mini implants could do for you.
Stable Dentures With Same-Day Smiles
In many places, getting implant-supported dentures can become a drawn-out process. First, you get dental implants. Then you wait for months for your jaw to heal. Then you get your dentures.
At our Honolulu dentist office, we use carefully mini implants so we can attach your dentures on the same day that you get your implants.
As you heal, your jaw will secure your mini implants in position. That adds more power behind your bite, so you can eat comfortably and with confidence once again.
And since the mini implants will help your jaw produce new bone tissue, you are less likely to need to have your dentures refitted time and time again.
Make An Investment In Your Smile
Talk to the dentists at A Downtown Dental Group if you already have traditional dentures or you are thinking of getting them. Find out how spending a little more now to get mini implants could you from the problems that come with having dentures down the road.