According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25% of adults over 65 have no remaining teeth. Many people with missing teeth or no teeth at all choose traditional dentures. For them, implant supported dentures from Jefferson City Dental Care can be life-changing.
Implant supported dentures, as the name indicates, are dentures supported by titanium posts implanted into your jaw. They are far stabler and provide much greater biting power than traditional dentures.
13 Problems With Dentures
- Dentures usually fit properly at first, but the mouth changes as you age. Normal wear and tear take their toll. Eventually, the dentures will need to be relined or replaced. But even quality dentures which fit properly cause problems, both physical and mental.
- The human body is designed to have teeth that are permanent in the jaw. But dentures move around in the mouth.
- Ill-fitting dentures can aggravate gums and cause inflammation. Inflammation often causes additional health conditions.
- Dentures can change a person’s bite which impacts the temporomandibular (jaw) joint. This, in turn, can lead to pain in the face, neck, and head.
- Dentures trap particles of food. This can result in gum disease. Partial dentures can increase the risk of decay in remaining teeth.
- Dentures can make food taste different or mask the taste entirely. This can result in insufficient nutrition.
- Some people with dentures start eating smaller meals which can lead to weight loss.
- Dentures can take the pleasure out of eating. This can impact emotional health. (Enjoying a meal is often the best part of the day, don’t you agree?)
- Inadequate calorie consumption lowers energy levels. This affects the capacity to work, travel, and participate in hobbies and recreational activities.
- Dentures hobble chewing ability. Many denture wearers stop eating nuts, high-fiber foods, and raw vegetables. All of these are part of a healthy diet.
- Reduced chewing ability can cause the denture wearer to swallow bigger chunks of food. This often causes digestive problems. It also increases the risk of choking.
- Dentures can interfere with speaking. When speaking ability is diminished, some people avoid social situations and are at a greater risk for depression.
- Missing teeth eventually cause bone loss. When the jaw no longer has tooth roots, it shrinks and recedes.
Dental Implants Prevent These Issues
At Jefferson City Dental Care we provide implant-supported dentures that prevent these problems. Call us to schedule an appointment to see if you are a good candidate. Other services include general and family dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.
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