When you think of dentures, does your mind conjure up images of bulky prosthetics that look more like a movie prop than real teeth? If so, you are probably unaware of the advances in modern dentures. Today’s dentures are sleeker, lighter, and better-fitting than ever before. They can also be secured by dental implants, allowing them to be supported by your jaw rather than your gums for a more natural feel. Therefore, if you have missing teeth, don’t write off dentures. Your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris, discuss the benefits and improvements of modern dentures.
Why Get Dentures?
Lost teeth can seriously lower the quality of your life. Without teeth, day-to-day activities like eating and speaking become difficult. Slurring words and mumbling is common in people who are missing teeth, as is gum disease and further tooth decay to remaining teeth. Dentures can restore your mouth, making your speech clearer, and chewing easier. They can also help protect any remaining teeth and your gums.
What Are Implant-Secured Dentures?
Implant-secured dentures are dentures that are attached to dental implants. The implants are inserted into the gums and jawbone to provide a firm anchor for the dentures. Once in place, the implants will fuse with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. With the implants secure, the dentures will not be in danger of moving, meaning that patients do not have to worry about the embarrassment of slipping dentures.
Implant-secured dentures also feel more like natural teeth because they are supported by the jaw and not the gums. Some other benefits of implant-secured dentures include the ability to eat tough foods, improved speech, and greater confidence.
Dentures in Mansfield
Do you have missing teeth? Do you want to replace them with teeth that look and feel like natural teeth? Standard dentures or implant-secured dentures could be the solution. Schedule an appointment with your Mansfield dentists, Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris, by calling 817-473-6227. We proudly serve Mansfield and the surrounding communities of South Arlington, Kennedale, Southeast Ft. Worth, Alvarado, and Midlothian.