• July 1, 2019

What have you lost when you lose your teeth?

You may lose your confidence in your smile. You may find that you can’t speak as clearly as you would like. You will definitely notice that eating has become more challenging.

When you get replacement teeth, you deserve to get back all of those things. This is why your decision to get dentures is an important one. The kind of dentures that you choose is equally important.

At Brandon Family Dental, we can help you find the right replacement option for you. Start by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Angela Wojtkowicz-Harrell in Ortonville, MI. Call 248-469-0218 today.

A Good Start

Dentures have been helping people for centuries. While the materials used to create dentures have improved over the years, the basic idea is the same.

Modern dentures look remarkably lifelike. This can give you the confidence that comes with a natural-looking smile. Dentures also allow you to eat more than you could without teeth.

However, conventional dentures aren’t exactly complete replacements for lost teeth.

As nice as they can be from a cosmetic standpoint, your dentures can still slide around in your mouth. Since they rest over your gums, they can slip out of place while you are speaking or eating. Denture adhesives can help (to a degree), but they won’t stop the underlying problem. When you have traditional dentures, you are likely to lose bone in your jaw. That changes how your dentures fit and feel. It’s the reason people standard dentures need to have them refitted or replaced from time to time.

A Strong Finish

To make your dentures function more like healthy teeth, you need something more. You need a way to replace the roots of your lost teeth. That’s exactly what dental implants do.

Root-form implants have been around since the 1960s. They are made with titanium, which makes them durable enough to last the rest of your life. Implants are placed directly in your jawbone. As you recover, your jaw will bond to the implants, holding them firmly in position. Together, this provides excellent support for your dentures.

With implants, you still get the cosmetic benefits of your modern dentures. You also don’t need denture adhesives to hold your dentures stable. You can speak and eat without worrying that your “teeth” might slide around. In fact, multiple studies have shown that people who have implant-supported dentures can bite with practically the same amount of power as people who still have all their teeth.

But implants do something else that’s just as important. They stimulate your jawbone (like your roots once did). That stimulation spurs your jaw to make new bone tissues, which can prevent the bone loss that occurs when you only have traditional dentures.

What Do You Want From Your Replacement Teeth?

Whether you want a great smile or something more, our team at Brandon Family Dental wants to help you get the teeth replacements that work for you. You can get traditional or implant-supported dentures at our Ortonville, MI dentist office. Call 248-469-0218 or contact us online.