Two men enter a restaurant. They’ve been eating lunch together almost every Saturday for decades. Whenever possible, they like to try someplace new.
Admittedly, that was easier when they were both younger. They both still had all of their teeth, so deciding what to eat was just a matter of what seemed like it would taste good.
That’s not the case for one of those men anymore. Today, he has dentures on his bottom jaw. They don’t always stay in place, which can make biting difficult and chewing kind of a chore. When he scans a menu today, he’s looking more for what he can eat rather than what he wants to eat.
The other man can still eat anything that he wants. He lost his bottom teeth, too, but instead of traditional dentures, he can to Prosthetic Dentistry of Tumwater for the All-On-4® procedure. As a result, his replacement teeth look and feel practically like the real thing.
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Do More Than Replace Your Smile
Tooth loss is more common than many people realize. More than 30 million Americans are living without one or both rows of their teeth.
We understand why that can make someone self-conscious about their smile. It’s also reasonable to see dentures as a solution to look like you have a full set of teeth again. After all, that was the only real option for many previous generations in that situation. The issue is that our teeth do more than affect the cosmetic appearance of our mouths. Our teeth affect how we speak and how (and what) we are able to eat.
Perhaps just as important, missing teeth can lead to bone loss in your jaw. This can cause you to look older than you really are, and it can change how well those dentures fit.
Dental implants can secure your dentures (so you have a natural-looking smile), and they provide a solution for other problems that can come along with dentures alone. Implants were designed to replace the lost roots of your teeth. They anchor your dentures in place and create a direct connection to your jawbone. That allows you to pronounce words like you always have, and it means you can put more power into every bite. That makes eating what you want much easier, and it provides the stimulation to your jaw that prevents bone loss.
Choose An Advanced Implant Option
Dental implants were a giant step forward in what was possible through restorative dentistry. But people are always looking to make things better, and in implantology, the All-on-4 procedure is one of those innovations to improve implants.
With this process, you only need four strategically placed implants to fully support your dentures. This technique also lets our team attach a set of temporary dentures on the same day you get your implants. This way, you leave our office with a complete smile.
As you heal, your implants will become more secure, and by the time you are ready for your permanent dentures, you will understand how stable they will be.
What Would You Like To Eat?
If you would rather be the second man in our opening scenario, then you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Rick Jude at Prosthetic Dentistry of Tumwater. Call 360-229-5861 today or contact us online to request an appointment at our Tumwater, WA office.