The condition of your teeth has a big impact on your health and happiness. Denture wearers understand this all too well, and so does OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City. The path from a healthy mouth to a toothless mouth is downhill. Tooth decay and gum disease are painful. Treatment such as fillings and root canals can strain the budget. If the teeth can’t be saved, tooth extraction brings more physical and psychological pain. Extraction can result in bone recession.
The Drawbacks of Dentures
While dentures are more desirable than no teeth at all, they come with downsides. They can irritate gums and make eating, tasting food, talking, and laughing challenging. And dentures are not a once-and-your-done solution for missing teeth. As the jaw shrinks, they call for relines.
Stop The Progression
But there is reason for hope! Dental implant technology can improve the quality of life for people who have been wearing conventional dentures. They can be used to replace several teeth, or anchor over dentures. Small titanium posts are placed into the jawbone and fuse with the surrounding bone, creating a stable base for an over denture.
Restore Chewing Ability
Did you know that some denture wearers retain only ten percent of their chewing power? Implant-supported dentures can halt bone recession and restore near-normal chewing ability. Improved chewing function with implants can result in better nutrition and overall physical and emotional well-being.
OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City provides dentures, including implant-supported dentures. Our personable team is committed to improving the lives of our valued patients.
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