Dentures have never been portrayed as a positive in popular culture. They’re usually associated with the elderly who either take them out or they fall out. Dentures are an important part of dentistry and can be needed at any age. There’s no reason to be embarrassed of denture implants because odds are some people you know have them, and you don’t even realize.
Don’t Grab The PoliGrip Just Yet
You’ve probably seen the commercial a hundred times. An older man or woman debates whether they should eat an apple because they’re afraid they’re dentures will fall out. They end up at the bathroom sink with PoliGrip and they no longer fear the apple.
Modern implant supported dentures have come a long way since the days of PoliGrip. While there are still removable dentures, there are also bridge dental implants and permanent dentures that don’t require any adhesive. Implant supported bridges and other forms of implant dentistry allow you to keep your confidence without the PoliGrip.
Types of Dentures and Partials
When most people think about dentures, they see someone pulling out their entire bottom teeth, but there are several types of dentures and implants available.
For people who have teeth extracted and need something right away, there are Immediate dentures. These allow for the tissue under the dentures to heal.
The partial denture is removable and designed to correct tooth loss and attach to your existing teeth. They are not designed to be a full denture support, but something to alleviate the pressures of tooth loss.
If you have shifting teeth or rocking then we can put in an implant supported denture. It is secured via a dental implant.
If you need for something permanent, then you can get the All On Four. This is a permanent implant that can only be removed in the office. You can have as many apples as you want without fear of denture slippage.
Why Would I Need Dentures?
Anytime something causes tooth loss, there may be a need for dentures. This can happen at any age to anyone. It could be caused by an accident where teeth are knocked out. It could be caused by acid reflux, tooth decay or gum disease. Dentures are not just for the elderly, but anyone that has tooth loss.
Dr. Ed Monroe is an expert on dentures and implants. He can make sure you know your options and can choose the one that is best for your needs.
For more information about dentures or all on four implants, visit here or contact Dr. Ed and set up an appointment.