According to the Washington Dental Service Foundation, around 75% of adults 60 and older have only a portion of their original teeth. Millions of American’s suffer from tooth loss due to tooth decay, injury, or gingivitis. Do you suffer from these problems? The answer could be Dental Implants!
Dental implants are becoming dentists’ treatment of choice. Compared to dentures, dental implants are more stable, preserve more bone, are more predictable, and cause less irritation than ordinary dentures.
Dental implants are stronger than dentures due to the implantation process. Dental implants become the roots of your missing or extracted teeth. The titanium in the implant molds to your jaw bone and becomes a great support for your fixed dentures. The dental implants will not slip, cause bone damage, or decay like other processes such as bridgework will. They support the teeth and prevent them from movement and accidental dislodging, while preserving your jaw bone and preventing bone loss unlike classic dentures.
Dentures can become loose which makes your gums irritated and sore and makes eating painful, but there are other options that can allow you to eat comfortably and confidently.
There are two implant procedures that take the place of dentures. One is a removable overdenture that uses two to four implants for support, which improves comfort and functionality. Another option is a fixed prosthesis, known as the hybrid, which uses four to six implants for support and offers more comfort along with the look and feel of natural teeth.
Dental implants allow you to get better nutrition, lead a more active lifestyle, and have more confidence in your smile.
These procedures are gentle, fast, and have a short recovery time.
No age is too old for dental implants! Schedule your consultation for dental implants with Dr. Maurice Jenkins today! Call us at 801-747-8015 or visit us online at dentalprosutah.com.