Dentures and dental implants can change your life. Loose-fitting dentures can make eating very difficult. They can also be an embarrassment and an impediment to proper speech as loose-fitting dentures move and can even pop out of the mouth while talking. Paste and powders often create a gooey mess which is needed to glue dentures in to provide a bit of stability. Over time denture wearers can lose up to 90% of their chewing efficiency.
Dental implants and implant-retained dentures can offer the best solution for many denture wearers. In modern dentistry, implants are the absolute state-of-the-art for replacing missing teeth. These little titanium miracles can give many denture wearers their lives back.
Traditional dentures rely on muscle control, lip and tongue control, quantity and quality of saliva, and a precise fit to work with any sense of normalcy. It has been shown that a non-implant-supported upper denture is, at best, 25% as efficient as natural teeth, and a non-implant-supported lower denture is closer to 10% as effective as natural teeth in chewing and speaking. Implant-supported dentures lock the denture into place and can provide nearly 100% chewing functional efficiency.
Implant-supported dentures provide complete stability that results in the harmony of the dentures with the jaws, muscles, lips, and tongue. Instinctively we all know how to chew with our natural teeth. With traditional dentures, we have to relearn the chewing process, using jaw muscles to both holds the dentures into place and to chew simultaneously. Implant-supported dentures eliminate this problem and allow the denture wearer to return to a natural chewing process.
Dr. Jeff Garelick provides dental implants and implant-retained dentures. Implant-retained denture options include a choice of two to three implants with a removable snap-on denture and a more secure method of using four to eight implants with the option of fixed bridgework. Dr. Higgs explains to his patients the process necessary to give one a beautiful, comfortable, and functional smile.
Chandler Dentist – Ocotillo Dental Care
3165 S. Alma School Rd., #26, Chandler, AZ 85248
P: (480) 855-1994
Near: W. Queen Creek Rd, Chandler, AZ