Full Arch Implant Dentures

full arch implant denturesIf you have missing teeth you may be overwhelmed with the many options available for fixing them. It used to be that the only option for someone who had lost their teeth was removable dentures.  But now, implants are available as a permanent tooth replacement option.  But they are expensive and don’t work for everyone. One exciting option that is now available is full arch implant dentures.  This is a process that attaches false teeth directly to the gums via implants. They are very natural looking and comfortable.

Read more about full arch implant dentures in this article from Your Dental Health Resource!

Get Your Smile Back With Dentures

denturesA smiling face can cause any person who is looking at it to smile too. But as you age, you can start losing your teeth and become quite self conscious of your smile. This is when dentures come in handy. This is an appliance that replaces missing teeth and can be removed and placed by the wearer himself.

Aging is not the only reason for losing teeth. One can lose teeth due to many reasons starting from dental decay, gum diseases to trauma to the face due to accidents. Dentures can give you the smile that you lost with the loss of your natural teeth. Apart from that, they help you speak and chew properly. These two things are essential for your general health and inner confidence.

With age and loss of teeth skin becomes loose and cheeks begin to sag due to loss of support from within the mouth. Dentures can put a check on this phenomenon. Nowadays the denture materials available can customize your denture in such a way that it will resemble your natural teeth and gums quite closely.

Types of dentures:

  • Traditional– This is the type of denture that is most commonly used. Traditional dentures can only be used if the gums and soft tissues heal completely after tooth removal.
  • Overdenture– In some unique situations, our remaining teeth are left within our mouth to provide retention to the denture. This is done with the intention to provide better stability and support to the new denture.
  • Immediate- This is a type of removable denture that is temporary in nature and is called immediate because it is placed on the same day of tooth removal. This is made possible by recording the impression of the patient in a previous visit prior to the extraction of the teeth and the denture is fabricated on the basis of the impression. This is for those people who cannot afford to remain toothless during the healing period after tooth extraction. Such dentures may require relining once the gums recover to ensure proper fit.

It may take some time to get used to your new dentures. Initially, you may find your dentures as a disturbance in any jaw movement you do. They may just snap out when you move your face and jaw muscles. You may have some mouth ulcers during the initial few days of using your dentures because it is a foreign body for your mouth. With time your mouth gets adjusted to the new change. Yet, if you face any major issues of pain or swelling you should report it to your dentist.

 

Tooth Loss And Other Health Issues

tooth lossIt’s been said numerous times that your oral health plays a big roll in your overall health. So it’s no surprise, that some recent studies have shown that tooth loss leads to other health issues. The study, which is mentioned on Dentistry Today, indicates that memory and walking speed of adults without teeth decline at a higher rate compared to those who still have teeth.

Read more about this interesting study on Dentistry Today here: Tooth Loss may Lead Other Health Issues.

Risks Of Wearing Dentures While You Sleep

denturesIn America, about 60 million adults wear either partial or full dentures to replace missing teeth. Dentures are intended to wear during the day while you eat and talk, but many people do not realize the health risks of wearing dentures while you sleep.

In an article from Grand Dental Group, you can find an informative infographic on how and when to wear dentures.  The article also goes into more detail about the risks of wearing dentures at night. Check it out here: Should I Wear My Dentures at Night? | Education | Grand Dental Group.

Health Problems Associated With Tooth Loss

tooth lossTooth loss occurs as a result of many reasons.  Permanent teeth might be knocked out because of an accident or certain diseases can also cause tooth loss.  A major reason for tooth loss is age. Whatever the reason for missing teeth, the problems arise when the person does nothing about it.

Missing teeth can lead to many problems including gum irritation and sores and even bone loss which can lead to more tooth loss. Missing teeth can also make it much more difficult to chew food, which can cause choking hazards.

If you have missing teeth and have opted for dentures, be sure that they are custom made for your mouth and that they are checked out by your dentist on a regular basis.  Ill fitting dentures can cause just as much trouble as the missing teeth themselves. It can be uncomfortable and even painful to chew.  If they slip, they can rub against your gums causing irritation or sores.

If you have missing teeth and think there is nothing that needs to be done, think again.  Don’t feel embarrassed.  Be sure to talk to your dentist about the missing teeth before you have to deal with any of the health issues listed in this article.

Health Problems Associated With Ill Fitting Or No Dentures|Health Care Industry Today