If you’re missing teeth, you think about it every day. Every time your stomach growls, you feel a wave of disappointment, knowing you can’t eat what you actually want – unless you’re always in the mood for soup. You may be lonely because your embarrassment has kept you in the house, too ashamed to talk to anyone. You feel old – and with your sunken cheeks and wrinkled mouth, you look it.
If that actually sounds like your life, Jovan Prosthodontics has a message for you. It shouldn’t be this way, and it doesn’t have to.
Wait a minute – dentures? As in uncomfortable, discolored, comically large fake teeth?
Maybe that was true 20 years ago, but dentures today are vastly different. They’re a comfortable, natural-looking answer to the question of, “What can I do about my missing teeth?” Unless you’re happy slurping down a bowl of broth for every meal, read on about how dentures can improve your quality of life.
Get Your Life Back With Dentures
So what exactly are dentures, anyway?
Dentures are removable artificial teeth. And unlike their portrayal in a lot of popular movies and television shows, our dentures are actually designed to look like real teeth. They are specifically made to match your gums, too.
Dentures are a way to get your life back by getting your smile back. With dentures you can:
- Eat solid food again
- Look younger and healthier
- Feel more confident
Don’t Assume All Dentures Are The Same
When you think of dentures, you probably think of false teeth that rest against your gums. That’s just one option. There are many different kinds of dentures, and Dr. Ace does them all.
- Implant-retained dentures
- Implant-supported dentures
- Traditional full removable dentures
- Partial dentures
- Temporary dentures
So what’s the difference?
Implant-retained and implant-supported dentures attach to dental implants. These artificial roots, made of titanium, are placed in your jawbone and ideally are never removed.
- Implant-retained dentures snap onto the implants and rest on your gums.
- Implant-supported dentures rest on a bar attached to your implants.
Both receive a sturdy foundation from the strong titanium of the implants. Because of this, many patients experience benefits beyond what they might with traditional dentures.
- Your jaws will be able to bite harder, allowing for a wider variety of foods.
- Your dentures will not slip or move because they are anchored in your mouth.
- Your gums will not be irritated because the dentures are held in place
Does that mean you shouldn’t even consider traditional dentures? Not at all!
Traditional dentures attach directly to your gums, using the suction from your saliva and an adhesive, should you choose to use one. While your bite is weaker with traditional dentures than implant-retained or implant-supported, you will still experience an increase in the variety of foods you can eat.
Traditional dentures also just plain look better than a mouth full of empty gums. You’ll love the improvement to your cheeks, which will look fuller, and the reduction of wrinkles around your mouth.
Partial dentures are just what they sound like. If you still have some of your natural teeth, you may not need or want a full set. Your replacement teeth will attach to a base that matches your gums and will act as a bridge between your natural teeth.
Temporary dentures are also a bit self-explanatory. They aren’t designed to be a long-term solution, but they are a great option between procedures.
Choose Jovan Prosthodontics For Your Dentures
We hope we’ve changed your mind about dentures. You deserve the happiness that comes from a fully restored smile, and dentures can provide it.
Jovan Prosthodontics is the choice to provide your dentures because Dr. Ace isn’t just a dentist: he’s a prosthodontist, which means replacement teeth are his specialty. You can be sure that you’re getting the best care when you come to our office.
Your entire denture plan will be a comprehensive one that takes your unique features into consideration. We also have an in-house lab, which means we do everything under one roof. From start to finish you will be working directly with the person in charge of your new smile.