Our Aberdeen SD dental office is here to cater to people of all dental complications. We are here to help you fight off general dental problems, improve your appearance with cosmetic dentistry, and even replace missing teeth.
There are millions of Americans walking around without missing teeth. This is one of the most advanced dental problems you could possibly deal with. And Aberdeen Smiles is here to help by providing the life-changing procedure: dental implants. Call us today at 605-277-9049 or request a visit by filling out the online form.
Today, we want to share some information about how dental implants can help patients with one missing tooth or no more remaining teeth.
The major problems with missing teeth
Missing teeth, first and foremost, are an eyesore. Even a single missing tooth can damage an otherwise beautiful smile. But the appearance isn’t the only problem. People who have no remaining permanent teeth also will experience changes in the jawbone and facial structure.
Once the teeth are lost, the jawbone withers away. With the jawbone recession, patients lose the vertical height between their nose and chin. They’ll also develop wrinkles around the face. Of course, all of these changes make the person appearance much older than they really area. Perhaps the worst part of the jawbone movement is the lack of support you’ll get from any removable dentures. Removable dentures are by far the most common way to replace missing. They rely on suction for the upper denture and fit for the lower denture. People who wear removable dentures struggle mightily with their dentures. They can’t eat the foods they love. They worry about the device flying out of their mouth whenever they eat, talk, or laugh. These concerns and problems absolutely consume people.
Why do dental implants help people with missing teeth?
Removable dentures can give you only a fraction of the power of natural teeth. We estimate that removable dentures only provide, at best, 50 percent of the power of natural teeth. Dental implants nearly match the power of your natural teeth.
People with removable dentures often avoid eating crunchy foods, meats, and even fruits and vegetables. Because of this, it’s harder to maintain a healthy diet with dentures. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, people without teeth can reduce their life expectancy by about 10 years! Your teeth are that important.
Dental implants are generally made from titanium and are biocompatible, meaning they merge with the jawbone. Once the implant is healed with the jawbone, that implant can be restored with crowns, bridges, and even full arches of new teeth. And, in no time at all, you’re back to eat the food you love again!
At Aberdeen Smiles, we have a service known as All-on-4 dental implants just for patients who are wearing full arches of dentures or for those who have failing teeth and need a full-mouth reconstruction. We’ll place a few implants around the arch (four or more) and then restore those implants with full arch of permanent, non-removable teeth. A special difference between All-on-4 dental implants and implant-support dentures is that the upper arch of the All-on-4 restorations is left upper, allowing the patient to experience more tastes and hot and cold sensations.
Eat without worry by visiting Aberdeen Smiles
When you get dental implants from Aberdeen Smiles, you can eat whatever you want again. Nothing is off the menu. You’re teeth are secure. They are durable. And they are yours. You’ll never have to worry about your teeth falling out of your mouth again.
You can start your treatment with Aberdeen Smiles by calling the office at (605) 277-9049 or use the online form to request a visit.