Imagine that you are a politician addressing a swarm of reporters. Your comments are being broadcast live on national television.
As you are trying to make a point … your dentures fall out.
If you have dentures, you can probably relate. Dentures fall out sometimes when you are a speaking. Even if you weren’t on television, it can be embarrassing.
Maybe you were reminiscing with a childhood friend or sharing a story with your grandchildren when your teeth popped out.
If you are tired of not knowing when your dentures will fall out again, why not make sure they stay in place? You can with help from Bayou Dental Group. Call or stop by our dentist office to learn more about dental implants. Our office is located at 2501 Tower Drive in Monroe, LA.
Don’t Lose Your Teeth Again
You got dentures because you needed them. You are one of the millions of Americans who have lost either all their teeth or one complete arch of teeth.
The American College of Prosthodontists estimate that 23 million Americans have none of their original teeth and another 12 million have lost one arch of teeth. Most people who lose one or both arches of teeth replace them with dentures.
But is that really the same as replacing your teeth?
When you had your real teeth, you never had to worry about biting into an apple and pulling your teeth out. Back then you didn’t have to wonder if your teeth would stay in place while you were having a conversation.
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to eat whatever you wanted, whenever you wanted? Wouldn’t it be great to know that people are laughing at your joke because of the punchline rather than your falling teeth?
A Solid Foundation
If you were building a fence, how would you build it?
Would you line up several fence posts and tie them together above the ground? Or, would you dig post holes, so your fence posts would be planted in the ground?
We all know which of those two fences would be sturdier and harder to knock out of position.
Well, your dentures are like that first fence resting above the ground. If you put your dentures on dental implants, then they would be more like that second fence — more stable, more secure, and less likely to get pushed or pulled out of place.
Dental implants have been used for more than a century, although modern implants are much better than the ones in use 100 years ago.
Today’s implants are made with titanium cylinders. These cylinders are placed directly into your jawbone.
After they are placed, your bone bonds directly to your cylinders. This is the same things you bone does with your natural teeth, which is why dental implants remain firmly in place.
It’s why we used dental implants as a foundation for dental crowns, dental bridges, and sets of dentures.
No, this is not an updated motto for the Musketeers. All-on-4 is a method of placing dental implants to support your dentures.
With All-on-4, we strategically place four dental implants in your mouth. When the implants are placed, they stimulate new bone growth. This makes the bone healthier, and that holds your implants securely inside your mouth.
It’s also why we can place a set of dentures on your dental implants. With time, your bite force will get closer to what it was back when you had all your teeth.
That means you will be able to take a big bite of an apple or corn on the cob. You can get a steak, confident that you can chew it easily. You can even share a piece of sticky candy with your grandchildren without any worries.
For even greater security and stability, you can ask about All-on-6 implants. These are like the All-on-4, except with six implants instead.
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry
If you’ve had dentures for a while, then you already know what problems can arise.
Your false teeth make eating certain foods much more difficult, and you may have given up on eating some things ever again. Even with an adhesive, your dentures can come loose during a phone conversation or during one of your great anecdotes.
With our All-on-4 or All-on-6 dental implants, you can be confident that your teeth will stay in place during any of your normal daily activities.