Living with dentures can be a real love-hate situation. They give you a set of teeth that can look natural and prevent embarrassment, but at the same time they don’t allow you to eat well, can still fall out and embarrass you, and generally just leave you with a lot to be desired.
If you’ve found yourself waking up in the morning and dreading putting your dentures in you aren’t alone. We see a lot of patients at Northwest Dental Group who truly hate their dentures, and we want to help! We’re confident that the wide range of dental implant services we offer can eliminate your denture discomfort once and for all.
What’s Gone Wrong With Your Dentures?
Our patients have complained about a lot of different denture difficulties. All of these problems can be treated with dental implants, giving you permanent, stable, and comfortable teeth replacements.
Slipping dentures is one of the most common problems we hear about. It’s hard to get those things to stay in place – suction just isn’t enough! If you’ve experienced slipping dentures even once in your life it can be enough to make you gun-shy about smiling or eating in public. Nothing is much more embarrassing than taking a bite of food and having your teeth fall completely out.
Disgusting adhesives are often needed to truly keep your dentures stable, and we’re hard pressed to find a single patient who would stand by denture adhesives as something good or reliable. In fact, everyone who mentions denture adhesive simply mentions how much they hate it! Whether it’s goopy stuff or sticky pads there’s nothing to enjoy about denture adhesive.
Gum irritation can quickly become a standard part of living with dentures. A lot of our patients mention how their gums are red, inflamed, and sore after wearing dentures all day. This is partly due to the dentures themselves but is also a product of bacteria that gets ground into your gums during the day. The soft, sensitive tissue of your gums was never meant to handle the constant force of chewing and eating. It’s simply too delicate!
Malnutrition affects almost all denture wearers, unless they’re very dedicated to planning each and every meal. All the restrictions placed on you by your dentures lead to a diet that’s greatly restricted and simply can’t provide all the nutrients you need. Malnutrition is one of the greatest reasons why denture wearers have a reduced life expectancy – it’s horrible to think that the product which is supposed to restore your smile can still cause you long-term harm!
What We Can Do To Fix These Problems
These and more are common complaints we receive from our denture patients. We don’t think you deserve to deal with these kinds of daily hassles and discomforts. You should be able to live life without constantly thinking about your teeth.
That’s where dental implants come in. We can use these simple titanium implants to completely restore your mouth function. Whether you wear partial or full dentures you can benefit from implants – we can use up to six dental implants to permanently attach full-mouth bridges that perfectly mimic the look, feel, and function of natural teeth.
We’re also able to offer implant supported dentures for those who would just like a bit more stability. With either a ball-and-socket system or a bar-and-clasp we can modify your dentures to snap in place and stay right where you want them all day long. Implant retained dentures are a great alternative to full mouth implants for people who want to save money and are happy with the look of their current dentures.
Partial dentures can be replaced with single-tooth implants and smaller partial bridges. These restorations can use one or more implants to restore your teeth with incredibly realistic teeth that you never have to take out again: just brush in the evening and head to bed!
Of all the successful implant cases we’ve performed no one has ever told us they wanted to go back to dentures. Dental implants are truly life-changing, giving you the confidence, function, and happiness that you deserve.
Implants: The Perfect Solution
You don’t have to spend another day fighting with your dentures. Call our Rochester office today at 507-315-2932 or request an appointment by filling out our online form. We look forward to restoring your smile together!