Wearing traditional dentures eventually leads to bone loss. This bone loss occurs as a result of missing tooth roots. When the natural forces of tooth roots are not applied on the jawbone, it causes the bone to be reabsorbed. Also, dentures that rest on the gums and bone can cause them to further erode. As bone in the jaw is lost, it can cause existing dentures to be uncomfortable and can negatively affect their fit. This puts them more at risk for clicking, popping or actually falling out. So how do you break the cycle of uncomfortable, ill-fitting dentures? For many patients, dental implants are the answer.
Dental implants are prosthetic replacements for missing tooth roots and can be used to replace one, several or all of missing teeth, or to provide additional support for dentures. Unlike other temporary tooth replacement options, dental implants allow for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Dental implants are life changing for many patients because they help patients get rid of the hassles and potential embarrassment associated with traditional dentures. Dental implants eliminate the need for messy, sticky, foul smelling and potentially harmful denture adhesive creams. They also eliminate the risk of teeth slipping or falling out. Perhaps most importantly, they allow patients to once again eat the foods they love including foods that are rich in fiber and nutrients and harder to chew.
Mountain View Oral Surgery and Dental Implants is a leading provider of dental implants serving the greater Atlanta metropolitan area and the communities north of Atlanta. If you are read to break the cycle of uncomfortable, ill-fitting dentures, please call Mountain View Oral Surgery and Dental Implants today to schedule a consultation.