Twenty-five percent of American adults 60 and older have lost all of their teeth due to tooth decay or periodontal disease. Wearing dentures is an option, but it is not the only option. Some complaints denture wearers have include pain, distress, avoiding social interaction, and difficulty relaxing when wearing dentures. Denture wearers have a difficult time eating healthy foods high in fiber and nutrients, difficulty speaking because their dentures can shift, and they lack self-confidence. Do you dislike your dentures?
It is common to dislike your dentures. In fact, most people do. Dentures rest on top of your gum tissue. They can shift and rub. Dentures are held in place with adhesives which often need to be reapplied every 8 to 12 hours, and they should not be worn at night according to recent research which indicates that wearing dentures at night can lead to pneumonia. Because dentures are not permanent resorption can take place; that is when the lower jaw and gummy ridge become thin and can begin to dissolve making it difficult for the dentures to stay in place.
Implants are an alternative to dentures that offer a permanent solution to tooth replacement. Dental implants are the closest thing to natural teeth. The osseointegration of the titanium post with the jawbone creates the same root stability as real teeth, and the tooth crowns look and function as real teeth do. Another advantage is that implants maintain your bone structure so resorption does not take place and you will never get that aged look. With dental implants you not only can restore your smile and your ability to eat a variety of healthy foods, you can regain your self-confidence.
About Your Reno Dentists
Dr. William Wager, Dr. Brian Evans, and our highly experienced team at Wager Evans Dental are devoted to our patients and their families, and dedicated to providing first-rate dental care in a comfortable, inviting environment. Located in Reno, we proudly welcome residents from Spanish Springs, Sparks, Incline Village, Dayton, Fernley, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation or your next dental appointment, visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 829-7700.