One of the most challenging dental problems to have to deal with is tooth loss. It threatens your oral health. It threatens optimum nutrition. It threatens your appearance, and consequently, your self-esteem.
And choosing to not replace your missing teeth for long enough, it threatens your overall health, as well.
Dr. Landry and our team at Lapalco Family Dental wants to help you avoid all of that. Your health and happiness is our top priority. That’s why we’re dedicated to giving you tooth replacement options that are right for you, your health, and your lifestyle.
It’s also why we’re devoting today’s blog to implant-retained dentures. We know that, with Thanksgiving just around the corner, you’ll soon be sitting at your family’s dinner table with a smorgasbord of delectable options. And we want you to enjoy all the foods you love without stress or worry about painful chewing or embarrassing moments where your dentures might slip or fall out.
We’re sharing some information about implant-retained dentures and how they can help you keep tooth loss from spoiling your Thanksgiving holiday!
These are different from traditional dentures. In our Marrero, LA dental office, we can stabilize your dentures with implants for a more secure set of teeth. Implants are placed inside your jawbone and will eventually fuse to it and promote more bone growth.
This will help keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong and your overall facial structure intact. That’s because you’re keeping your teeth and jawbone actively engaged rather than wearing removable dentures that only rest on top of your gums.
Dentures that are anchored with a foundation of four or six dental implants can make a huge difference in your quality of life. Here are a couple of ways how:
Where traditional dentures rely on adhesive to stay in place, implant supported or retained dentures ultimately become a prosthetic foundation that fuses to your own jawbone.
What this does is allow you eat the foods you love because it gives you the kind of bite force as close to your natural bite strength as modern dentistry can offer. That means steak, chicken, and yes, turkey, as well as foods like corn on the cob and other crunchy vegetables. You’re no longer nutritionally limited.
Because Dr. Landry is a skilled professional with the right tools and experience, he can create beautiful, natural-looking dentures that keep your smile healthy and attractive. This can boost your confidence and give you the courage to pursue your personal, social, romantic, and professional goals.
You don’t have to hide your toothless smile, reject that party invitation, cancel that blind date, or pass on that promotion. Instead, you can smile with confidence, put yourself out there, and feel free to be your true self.
Lower Risk For More Tooth Loss
Because empty space in your mouth is nothing but an invitation for harmful bacteria to take hold of your oral health, failing to replace missing teeth will only result in more missing teeth. Eventually, a toothless smile puts you at a greater risk for gum disease, bone deterioration, heart disease, stroke, and the list goes on.
It also threatens the structural integrity of your face, making you look older than you actually are because of wrinkles and sunken cheeks.
Implant-retained dentures stop the progression of tooth loss in its tracks and keeps your mouth healthy, your remaining teeth strong, and your smile looking great!
It’s not too late to start your journey for more secure, longer lasting tooth replacement at Lapalco Family Dental. You have a long string of celebration ahead of you after Thanksgiving, and that’s all the more reason to get started today with a consultation for implant-retained dentures.
Dr. Landry is here to help you find the right solution for your missing teeth. One that will help you enjoy a higher quality of life, more confidence, and better health in the long run.
Don’t let tooth loss ruin your Thanksgiving! Call our Marrero, LA dental office today at 504-264-6461 today or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment.