According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25% of adults over 65 have no remaining natural teeth. For such people, traditional dentures are no longer the only option available: implant-supported dentures from Cary Family Dental are a whole new ballgame.
13 Problems With Traditional Dentures
- Dentures usually fit properly at first, but the mouth changes as you age. Normal wear and tear take a toll. Eventually, the dentures will need to be relined or replaced.
- The human body is designed to have teeth that are anchored in the jaw, but dentures move around in the mouth.
- Ill-fitting dentures can aggravate gums and cause inflammation.
- Dentures can change a person’s bite, which impacts the jaw. This, in turn, can bring about pain in the face, neck, and head.
- Dentures trap particles of food. This can lead to gum disease.
- Dentures can make food taste different, or mask the taste entirely.
- Some people with dentures start eating less, which can lead to weight loss.
- Dentures can take the pleasure out of eating. This can influence emotional health.
- Inadequate calorie consumption lowers energy levels. This affects the power to work, travel, and participate in hobbies and recreational activities.
- Dentures restrict chewing capacity. Many denture wearers stop eating nuts, high-fiber foods, and raw vegetables.
- Reduced chewing ability can cause the denture wearer to swallow bigger chunks of food. This often causes digestive problems.
- Dentures can interfere with speaking. When speaking ability is restricted, some people avoid social situations.
- Missing teeth eventually bring about bone loss. When the jaw no longer has tooth roots, it shrinks and recedes.
Dental Implants Prevent (All Of!) These Issues
You know what they say: if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. But set aside any skepticism. Implant-supported dentures are already worn successfully by hundreds of thousands of people.
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