July 2, 2018
This month Americans celebrate their freedom by marking the date that the 13 original colonies claimed their independence from England. Setting off fireworks on July 4th is a popular way to mark the occasion.
If you wear dentures, we can help you celebrate in an even more exciting way, by declaring your dental independence. Dental implants can give you freedom from dentures and the discomfort, inconvenience, and embarrassment that can sometimes come from wearing them.
If you’d like to find out more about dental implant dentures, call Appalachian Dental Care at 828-355-5673. Dr. Steven Airey can determine if you’re a good candidate for implants and answer any questions you have.
Implant Benefits Give You Freedom From Dentures
With dental implant dentures, you’ll enjoy freedom from:
- Embarrassment. Traditional dentures rest on your gums and rely on suction and denture adhesive to keep them in place. Not surprisingly, they sometimes slip and even pop out. Dental implants are embedded in your jaw. When Dr. Airey attaches your dentures to implants, they’ll stay put.
- Dietary restrictions. Do you avoid certain foods because of your dentures? Implants give you a strong bite. So you can again enjoy formerly favorite foods like crunchy apples, corn-on-the-cob, and steak.
- Inconvenience. You can choose dentures that are attached to dental implants in a way that only a dentist removes them. So caring for your replacement teeth is as simple as brushing and flossing.
- Discomfort. Since dental implants feel and function almost exactly like your natural teeth, they’re more comfortable. No more sore gums!
Dental Implant Dentures Are Better for Your Oral Health
Dental implant dentures are better for your oral health than traditional dentures. That’s because they function like artificial tooth roots, stimulating your jaw in the same way that natural tooth roots do. This stimulation keeps your bone healthy and strong. This avoids the “shrunken” look your face gets when your jawbone deteriorates. Your face will look fuller and younger!
Dental Implants Can Give You More Financial Freedom Too
Some people opt for traditional dentures instead of dental implant dentures because of lower cost. But the cost savings vanish after a few relining procedures. When your jaw shrinks, it affects the fit of your dentures. So you’ll need to get traditional dentures relined very few years to correct the fit.
With Multiple Implant Options, You’ve Got Freedom of Choice
Thanks to Dr. Airey’s expertise and advanced technology like our Galileos imaging unit and cone beam CT scan, you can choose from lots of different dental implant options at Appalachian Dental Care. We offer mini dental implants, which can work even if you’ve been told your jaw isn’t strong enough for implants. Mini implants are especially effective for stabilizing lower dentures.
Dr. Airey can attach either partial dentures or full dentures to implants. You can choose a type of denture you can remove yourself for cleaning or one that only your dentist removes. He can attach a full arch of replacement teeth to as few as four dental implants in your upper or lower jaw in a special procedure known as an All-on-4.
All of the choices can seem a little overwhelming. Fortunately Dr. Airey can help you determine which kind of dental implant dentures will work best for your smile. Ready to declare your freedom from dentures? Call Appalachian Dental Care at 828-355-5673.