Posted on 11/12/2012 by Dr. Franco
|When a permanent tooth is lost, a series of issues must be faced. For patients that select a denture to resolve tooth loss, they are answering the aesthetic question; however, there are many other considerations beyond appearance that should be discussed.
Dentures that just sit on top of gum tissue can’t do anything to help sustain bone loss. Over time as bone deteriorates, the individual is faced with the prospect of shrinking gum tissue and a much older appearance as well as dentures that no longer feel as secure as they once did.
For more than just a cosmetic response for tooth loss, dental implants have supplied the optimum circumstance for:
How is this possible and what can be expected? When dealing with the loss of one or two teeth, an implant will provide a solution that will allow bone structure in the gum tissue to be maintained or even be enhanced. This will prevent jawbone deterioration that may result in sunken cheeks and lips.
But if multiple teeth or an entire arch is affected, a process referred to as Teeth In A Day may be implemented. This will allow your implant dentist to place dental implants and the final restoration all on the same visit. A total smile makeover can be completed in just one day, and the result is so dramatic you will wonder how you could have ever considered a denture!
If your dentures aren’t fitting as they used to, contact the skilled team at our Irving office to learn more about the Bite Lock concept. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
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PEDRO F. FRANCO, DDS
HOWARD B. PRICE, DDS
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