There are millions of people who struggle with bad dentures. They are tired of the dentures sliding around. They can’t stand applying the goopy adhesives. Or they have developed terrible sores in their mouth.
We’ve seen a number of patients in the Royal Oak Michigan area who want to finally throw away their terrible dentures. In fact, we often meet people who don’t wear their dentures regularly because they have proven too much of a hassle. Sadly, these people have transitioned into daily habits that don’t require teeth. They eat soft foods, cover their mouths whenever they smile, or worse, they often avoid social situations.
It doesn’t have to be this way. At North Oaks Dental, we have dental solutions to keep you better function with dental implants.
You can continue living with bad dentures. You can continue keeping your dentures in your pocket or by the bedside … Or you can give us a call today at 248-712-1522 to see how our dental implants can give you more biting force and a more beautiful and youthful smile.
The Limitations of Dentures
If you’re wearing dentures, you’re well acquainted with the problems. We’ll get a little more specific about these issues. Removable dentures have been used in dentistry for hundreds of years, and they are more lifelike than ever before. But even though they can be made to closely resemble natural teeth, they still cannot match the power of natural teeth. And the dentures will change shape over time.
Dentures cannot match the power of your natural teeth because they rest on the gums. Because they are not fixed into the jaw, you only have about 25 to 50 percent of the biting power of natural teeth.
The denture fit also changes shape over time. The reason is because the jawbone is changing shape. Without teeth, the jawbone will recede. As this change occurs, your denture fit will get worse (this is often why denture patients develop sores).
An Answer to All Your Denture Problems
At North Oaks Dental we know that denture wearers need a better way to stabilize their teeth and eat the foods they love again. That’s where dental implants come in. Dental implants are fixed into the bone and can be restored with crowns, bridges, or even full dentures. The implants are made from titanium, a material that merges with bone. So once the implant has healed, it’s part of your body. It shouldn’t budge, and with proper care, the implant may last forever!
Our office has trained extensively in placing dental implants because they are the strongest tooth replacement options in dentistry. Dental implants nearly match the power of your natural teeth. Additionally, the implants stop jawbone recession, so they’ll also give you a more youthful appearance
Placing Dental Implants
Placing a dental implant, believe or not, is simple. We simply place the implant into the bone and wait for it to heal before placing your permanent restorations. Most of the work comes in the planning the procedure. We’re using sophisticated 3D imaging to plan out your treatment. The special imaging allows us to see the density of the jawbone in order to find the most appropriate location for the implant — down to the millimeter. With better planning, we can improve the success of the procedure. And not to worry, we’re placing dental implants with more than a 98 percent success rate.
Dr. Daboul is trained in all aspects of dentistry, including dental implant placement. In fact, he has written a book about what patients can expect from the dental implant procedures and living with dental implants. The book is called Getting Ready For Dental Implant Surgery, and it’s just another resource you can use in making the decisions to have dental implants.
Dental implants are more expensive than traditional remove dentures, but consider the advantages of the treatment. With dental implants, you can eat whatever you want again and will never have to worry about your teeth sliding around again. Our dental implant patients are enjoying a happy, healthier life, and you can be one of them. Let us take a look at your mouth and develop a unique dental plan.
You can give us a call at 248-712-1522 to schedule your consultation.