May 21, 2020
You’re out having a nice dinner with your family. Everyone is laughing and having a good time but you’re having trouble relaxing. What if your dentures come out while you’re eating or slip while you’re talking? Does this sound familiar? Many people across the country deal with this exact situation every day. Poorly fitting dentures can negatively impact your confidence, health, and quality of life. Fortunately, dental implants can make a huge difference regarding how well your dentures fit. Read on to learn more about dental implants from your Marrero dentist.
The Drawbacks of Traditional Dentures
Dentures are certainly better than having no teeth at all, but they are not without drawbacks. As dentures become loose over time, they can begin to cause friction against your gums, leading to inflammation and ulcers. Additionally, food can get trapped between loose dentures and your gums, potentially resulting in oral or systemic infections. That’s not to mention the problems that dentures can cause with speech and eating.
The anxiety and potential embarrassment caused by loose dentures can keep you from putting your best foot forward. Dental implants can give your dentures the best fit they’ve had in years.
The Advantages of Dental Implants
Dental implants can help to anchor your dentures and keep them from moving while you’re wearing them. They can do wonders for your speech and allow you to eat foods that you simply weren’t able to without them.
Your dentist will place four to six implants in your jaw and make you a custom denture that snaps on to the implants. This securely holds them in place throughout the day. You can still snap them out at the end of the day to clean them, but you’ll no longer have to spend your time worrying about whether or not they will fall out.
Dental implants can be a tremendous benefit for your quality of life. The process is simple, comfortable, and an investment in yourself. If you are tired of your dentures constantly slipping and falling out, now is the perfect time to have a conversation about implants with your Marrero dentist. You’ll be very glad you did.
About the Author
Dr. C. J. Landry loves helping his patients to achieve the best quality of life and oral health possible. He takes pride in using his dentistry to create beautiful smiles and to change lives. He is a graduate of the LSU School of Dentistry in New Orleans and has spent more than 30 years devoting himself to staying at the cutting edge of the dental field. He has received thousands of hours of training in the dental arts, notably in the field of dental implant surgery and restoration. If you have older, poorly fitting dentures and think that it is time for a change, Dr. Landry would love to help. Call Lapalco Family Dental at (504) 784-6554 or send them an email with your query.
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