Dentures can be a mixed blessing.
If you have lost a complete row of teeth or all your teeth, then it’s nice to know that you can still smile like you have teeth. The problems start when you realize dentures may not stay in your mouth as easily as you might like.
Dentures can come loose when you are sharing a story with a family member or friend. Your dentures could pop out if you cough or sneeze. Even some foods can prove to be too much for your dentures to handle. The end result may mean your dentures get pulled out instead of you enjoying a delicious bite.
Some people just accept this as part of having dentures, but it doesn’t have to be this way. You can get much more out of your dentures with dental implants.
These are available at Bayou Dental Group in Monroe, LA. Our dentist can discuss the benefits of dental implants and whether you are able to receive them.
We’ve already alluded to one of the most common problems with dentures. They can come loose at any time.
You can try using a dental adhesive, but there’s a limit to what that can do. Even so, you probably won’t want that adhesive taste in your mouth all the time.
With dental implants, you won’t have to worry about a cough, a sneeze, or a laugh causing your dentures to pop out of position. The implants provide a level of security that can’t be matched by dentures held in place with an adhesive.
Dental implants are replacements for the roots of your teeth. Roots are like anchors. As long as your teeth and your mouth are healthy, it takes a lot to knock a tooth loose.
Dental implants can serve as the anchors for your dentures. This way you can feel more confident that people are laughing at the punchline of your joke instead of the way your dentures slipped out.
Eating can take some time to master with dentures.
Some foods are no problem whatsoever. Soup, mashed potatoes, and pudding are easy enough to handle regardless of the condition of mouth.
Chewier foods like fried chicken and steak are manageable, although it may take considerably more effort to chew them than it once did.
Other foods like corn on the cob, crisp apples, and sticky treats like taffy may have to be removed from your diet completely.
When our patients go out to eat, we want them to be able to enjoy everything on the menu. You shouldn’t have to scan the menu for the few things that you know won’t be difficult to bite and chew.
You should be able to enjoy your meal, no matter what you are in the mood to eat. With dental implants, you can do just that.
The implants can restore your bite force to something similar to someone with all his or her teeth. When your implants are placed in your jaw, your bone will bond to the implants as it heals.
With time, this will hold your implants firmly in place. This allows you to put more force behind each bite. In other words, your dentures won’t just look like natural teeth, they will act more like real teeth, too.
Think about the difference dental implants could make in your life.
If you are missing a row of teeth or you have been wearing dentures, you already have an idea how your life is different. How would you like to regain those things that you lost?
How would you like to feel comfortable smiling and talking, confident that your teeth would stay in place in professional and social situations?
How would you like to be confident that you can eat anything you want the next time you and your spouse join your friends for dinner?
How would you like to savor the flavors of your food without the taste of a denture adhesive interfering with that experience?
We don’t know about you, but we love to eat. And we are glad we live in a state known for its delicious cuisine. We would want to enjoy each bite.
See What Implants Could Do For You
Call Bayou Dental Group at 318-302-4236 or fill out our online form if you are interested in learning more about dental implants. Our dentist office is here to serve anyone within driving distance of Monroe, LA.
To get started, all you need to do is schedule a consultation, so we can evaluate your mouth to find out if you can support dental implants.