When your smile starts to change because of teeth loss, it can feel like a nightmare come to life. This not only can affect your physical health, but it can affect your mental health as well. You might be feeling down, longing for a solution to this embarrassing problem. Mini dentures could be the answer you are looking for. This is a newer technique to solve the issue of missing teeth that has distinct benefits over traditional dentures. Please keep reading to learn more, then call to set up a free consultation with us.
Benefits of Having Mini Dentures
Even in ancient times, humans sought to improve to look of their teeth when they started to suffer tooth loss. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, ancient Egyptians were using shells to replace missing teeth.
You might wonder why you would choose mini versus conventional dentures. Here is what you need to know:
The downside with conventional crowns is that when they are placed, there is a certain amount of natural tooth structure that needs to be there to get it to bond correctly. You might not have that. Also, if your tooth structure is too damaged, it won’t hold crowns.
When we place an implant, it helps secure your dentures so that they stay. When you do not have that implant, you might find that your dentures don’t fit right, which can cause a variety of issues such as:
- Inflammation of the gums
- Sores in the mouth
- Impediments of your speech
We know that even if you have a proper fit with your dentures when they do not have the implant, it can still limit you. You should avoid certain foods, and you might chew with cation to keep your dentures from slipping. You don’t have to worry about that when you have an implant holding your dentures. You can eat whatever you want because the dentures are not going anywhere.
When crowns get loose, bacteria can get in and destroy the tooth that has the crown on it. When you have mini dentures, you do not need to worry about that. Your implant is not going to erode or decay. You can clean it regularly and know that you don’t have to worry about it eventually getting destroyed.
When you opt for traditional dentures instead of mini dentures, you run the risk of your tissue and bone atrophying because it is not stimulated. You can experience facial collapse and have sunken facial features. But when you have the implant, it gives you the stimulation needed to avoid those issues.
We would be happy to discuss financing options with you if your insurance does not cover the treatment. Be sure to check, though, because some insurances will cover this treatment. We are willing to work with you to figure out how to make getting the smile you want a reality.
Call Our Office Right Away
If you want to start looking better, chewing more effortlessly, and talking normally again, mini dentures could be right for you. We want to hear from you right away about getting your smile to look and feel the way you want it to. Dr. Todd Shatkin is a pioneer in dentistry and has helped changed so many peoples’ lives. Call us right away to get in for a free consultation.