If you have read out previous posts, then you know we are advocates of dental implants. Even if you haven’t, then you probably realize it from our name — Dental Implants and Periodontology of Arizona.
We have studied dental implants, and we have seen the benefits firsthand for our patients. Implants don’t just make your dentures more secure. They make your dentures better.
Dental implants provide a solid and stable foundation for dentures (as well as dental crowns and bridges). The end result is you have something that is much, much closer to a true teeth replacements.
And yet, there may be a way to make implants a little better.
You have probably noticed that people seem less patient today than they used to be.
As great as technology is, it’s also made us expect results as soon as possible. After all, we can communicate with someone on the opposite side of the world instantaneously. We can get answers to our questions almost as quickly as we can enter them into a search engine.
That doesn’t change the fact that some things just take time.
If you get dental implants, that is one of the drawbacks. With most implant placements, you will need to wait months before your dentures can be attached.
The reason is that your mouth needs time to heal from this procedure.
Implants are placed directly into your jawbone since they are replacements for the roots of your lost teeth.
Over time, your jawbone will grow new tissue, and that tissue will bond to the implants. This is the reason they are so secure and stable. Until your mouth is ready, however, you may not be able to add any additional pressure to those implants.
This can take months in some cases.
In the short-term, you may feel a little exposed without any “teeth,” but in the long-term, you will realize the benefits of implant supported dentures. Your smile will look natural, and you will be able to eat the foods that you enjoy.
If you are uncomfortable thinking about walking around without teeth for a few months at a time, then we would want to talk to you about Same-Day Smile.
This is a dental implant procedure that allows you to walk out of our office with a set of replacement teeth on the same day that you get your implants.
Sam-Day Smile involves the strategic placement of a few dental implants to give you the maximum benefit from each.
These load-bearing implants are ready to support a set of dentures right away. You may not realize the full benefit of having them for a few months, but you will feel your bite growing stronger as your heal.
Over time, you will become more confident in your bite force. Eventually, you will know that you can order absolutely anything on the menu and feel confident that you can take a bite and chew it without any strain.
Do You Need Implants?
That really depends on you, but we think there are some compelling reasons to consider getting them.
If you already have dentures or you know someone who does, then you are probably aware that sometimes, for no apparent reason, dentures come loose.
One second you are in the middle of a great story from your last vacation, and the next you are trying to catch your dentures.
Food becomes a problem for other reasons. Most dentures wearers lose about 85 percent of their bite force.
This means some things are nearly impossible to eat. Other things that you can eat are much more difficult to chew. Many denture wearers end up avoiding certain foods completely as a result of this.
With dental implants, you can be confident that you will get to the end of your story without losing your teeth. You also can feel comfortable ordering anything you want or fixing whatever you want for dinner at home.
Again we ask, do you really need implants? No, but your life will be much easier if you get them.
If you want to find out more about our dental implant procedures, then you need to plan a visit to Dental Implants and Periodontology of Arizona. Dr. Komarnyckyj can examine the health of your jaw to determine if it’s healthy enough for Same-Day Smile.
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