It’s time to ring out the old year, and ring in the new. If you are in the mood for resolutions, your dentist has some denture resolutions that are almost guaranteed to make your life better. These resolutions will work if your dentures are older, outdated or uncomfortable. Consider them also if you have been recommended for tooth extraction, or have any other dental condition that will require dentures as an option in the near future.
Resolution #1: Don’t Put It Off
Some things get better with age, but denture decisions are not one of them. When teeth have been lost, for any reason, it can quickly cause problems with remaining teeth and your jaw. Eating becomes awkward, and speech may be affected. Teeth may shift out of place, and the jaws may no longer meet properly. If the missing teeth were visible, people may being to smile less frequently or find excuses to avoid being around other people.
Resolution #2: Ask Questions About Options
Dentures have made tremendous improvements over the years. The pontics (replacement teeth) can be extremely lifelike and matched to your natural teeth. Removable dentures can be made more comfortable, and even denture adhesives have improved. For many people, the option for implant dentures provides an ideal solution. (See Resolution #3!)
Resolution #3: Consider Implant Dentures
If you are new to dentures, or have not inquired about denture options recently, the innovation of implant dentures may be a welcome surprise. Implant dentures are permanently affixed to implants placed in the jawbone. The implant posts stabilize through a process called osseointegration, becoming one with the jawbone. In this way, the implant dentures are held securely, and the jawbone receives stimulation to keep it healthy and strong.
Resolve to Make 2018 Your Best Oral Health Year Yet
Denture resolutions make sense if you are missing teeth and seek a comfortable and natural-looking solution. Schedule a visit with our Austin, MN practice today by contacting Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic today at 507-437-6312 to schedule your care.