From Dentures to Dental Implants

Posted In: Dental Implants

 

dental surgery OremThe condition of your teeth significantly impacts your quality of life. Treatments such as fillings and root canals are costly and inconvenient. Tooth extraction brings more physical and psychological pain. Extraction is usually followed by bone recession.

While dentures are preferable to having no teeth at all, they come with a host of troubles. They can irritate gums and make breathing, eating, tasting food, talking and laughing difficult. Dentures are not a one-and-done solution for missing teeth, often requiring relines as the jaw shrinks.

There is hope, however. Dental implant technology significantly improves the quality of life for patients wearing traditional dentures. To some extent, implants slow down the decline in oral health caused by tooth loss. Some denture-wearing patients retain only ten percent of their chewing ability.

Implant-supported dentures may stop bone recession and restore near-normal chewing ability. This results in better nutrition and overall physical health. The psychological benefits are equally valuable.

Free of embarrassing denture-slipping, our patients are happier and more confident about their smile.

Dental implants can be used to replace several teeth and/or anchor over dentures. Mini dental implants (also called denture-stabilization implants) allow us to securely attach an appliance so that it won’t slip or irritate gums. Small titanium posts are implanted into the jawbone and fuse with the surrounding bone, creating a stable base for an over-denture.

Questions about dentures, dental implants, sedation dentistry, or any of our endodontic procedures? Call Cascade Endodontics at 801-734-9085 for an appointment.

Cascade Endodontics: 801-734-9085

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Cascade Endodontics

1375 E 800 N., Ste 203

Orem, UT 8409