If you can’t get through a meal without having to reset your dentures after nearly every bite . . .
If you miss how it felt to have stable, healthy-looking, functional teeth . . .
You might want to consider dental implant retained dentures. Using 4-8 titanium implant posts, your dentist can secure your dentures into place so they never slip, slide, or need to be adjusted. Today, we’re looking at the top six reasons why implant dentures are well worth the time and cost involved.
1. Dental Implants Last Longer than Other Tooth Replacement Options
The average set of dentures will need to be replaced every 5-8 years even if you take immaculate care of them. This is due to changes in the shape and height of your jaw. With proper care, dental implant posts can last a lifetime.
2. Caring for Dental Implants is Easy
Thanks to a wealth of brushes, interdental picks, and water flosser designed specifically for dental implant care, keeping your implant dentures and your gums healthy is as easy as taking good care of natural teeth.
3. Dental Implants Can Support Full and Partial Dentures
Really, dental implants can replace any number of missing teeth. If you’re missing all your bottom molars of if you’ve got nothing left on you upper arch, dental implants are ideal for securing partial and full dentures.
4. Dental Implants Maintain Healthy Jawbone Density
When you lose a tooth, your body senses the loss and stops sending vital nutrients to the area. Since a dental implant replaces the root of the missing tooth, stimulating the body’s natural response to send nutrients to the area. As a result, you lose less bone density than if you wear a traditional denture.
5. Dental Implants Dramatically Improve Your Looks
Let’s face it, unless you’re a little kid, a missing tooth does not look good. Missing teeth can make you look older and in poorer health. Replacing those gaps with dental implants will restore the shape and structure of your lips and cheeks, helping you look younger and healthier.
6. Implant Dentures Really Let You Eat Your Favorite Foods
People with missing teeth have generally poorer health because their diet is restricted to soft, easy-to-chew foods or, alternately, improper chewing doesn’t allow the body to adequately absorb the nutrients found in higher quality foods. Dental implants restore normal chewing ability by an average 80-90%, while removable dentures only restore 10-20% of your normal chewing ability.
About Shawn Hofkes, DDS
With advanced training in oral and maxillofacial surgery and certification in oral and IV sedation, Shawn Hofkes, DDS provide a full range of dental implants, including implant dentures, from our state-of-the-art dentist office in Cerritos, CA. To schedule your appointment or consultation with Dr. Hofkes, contact us today. We proudly serve patients of all ages from Cerritos, Lakewood, Long Beach, Buena Park, and all surrounding communities.