Losing teeth is a major change in your life. It affects the way you eat, smile, and pretty much every aspect of your day. That’s why our Wellesley MA dental office helps patients overcome their denture problems.
Tocci Dental Associates doesn’t want to see patients struggle with their teeth any longer. We are using dental implants to secure your dentures and to give you a more functional and brighter smile. Dentures are the most common tooth replacement option, but they have a host of problems. Today we want to highlight some of the main denture complaints we hear and discuss why dental implants can address those concerns.
1. Not being able to eat the food you love
Dentures stay in the mouth based on fit and a little suction. These dentures are not fixed in the mouth, so the appliances can shift around in the mouth. The No. 1 complaint we hear from denture wearers is that the appliance moves in their mouth whenever they eat. This makes it hard to eat foods you like, and many denture wearers even develop sores because of this. When this happens, people usually avoid many of the foods they love and switch to a soft food diet.
Dental implants, on the other hand, are placed into the bone and secure your teeth. Whenever your new teeth snap into the dental implants, you’ll be able to eat whatever you want again.
2. Seeing changes in your face
Whenever the teeth are lost, your jawbone will recede. This is a change that most people don’t realize until it happens to them. But it’s another unfortunate truth of losing teeth. As the jawbone changes shape, your face literally changes shape, too. Most people notice that their nose and chin grows closer together, giving them a sunken in look. They also often develop wrinkles around the mouth.
Movements in the jawbone also make it difficult to find a good fit for your denture. We can help maintain a better fit by adjusting your denture. However, the jawbone will continue to recede overtime. If you have missing teeth, dental implants are the only way to stop jawbone recession. Once in place, the implants actually merge with the jawbone, stopping recession in its tracks.
3. Your speech might change
The main job of our teeth is eat, but they also help us speak clearly. Most people don’t realize that. People with dentures sometimes develop a speech impediment because the appliances can feel clunky. And unfortunately, they have to worry about the dentures possibly flying out of the mouth.
Dental implants can stabilize your dentures and actually improve your speech.
Resolve Dentures Issues Today
If you’re having denture problems, Tocci Dental Associates has solutions to correct your smile.
You’ve probably heard about dental implants and know that they are expensive, but don’t rule them out before hearing all of the benefits. We’d love to show you how dental implants can transform your smile. Give us a call today at 781-304-8172 to schedule a visit.