Dining out used to be so difficult. At least, it seemed like it.
First, you weren’t sure if you wanted to try new restaurants because you weren’t sure if you would be able to eat anything on the menu. Your loose dentures made it difficult to know what was safe and what might pull your teeth out.
Second, you had to put on that denture adhesive, which changed the flavor of all the foods that you could eat.
You’re so glad you decided to visit Prosthetic Dentistry of Tumwater. Your dental implants have improved your replacement teeth in so many ways …
Or, they could, if you visit our office. Talk to Dr. Rick Jude to find out what implants could do for you. Call 360-229-5861 to schedule your appointment at our Tumwater, WA office.
Create A Connection
When you had all your teeth, your roots were embedded in your jawbone. This held your teeth in position, and it allowed you to put more force into your bite. That’s why you could bite and chew comfortably, which meant you could eat what you wanted to eat.
When people lose teeth, many times they look at dentures as the solution. Initially, dentures can fit pretty well. Even if you can’t eat everything you would like, they are better than having no teeth.
Unfortunately, since the dentures rest over the gums, this can lead to bone loss in your jaw. Over time, this changes the shape of your mouth, which can cause your dentures to shift around more easily. That’s why dentures can get pulled out while you are eating certain foods or move around while you are talking.
Dental implants replace the roots of your lost teeth. Since your implants are embedded in your jaw, they also prevent the bone loss that occurs with traditional dentures. When your dentures are attached to your implants, they will feel more like healthy, natural teeth.
You can bite and chew comfortably. From a practical standpoint, implant-supported dentures function nearly as well as real teeth do. This is why you can feel confident that these replacement teeth will remain in place no matter what you eat or what you say.
Restore Your Bite
Dr. Jude focuses on restorative and implant dentistry. After graduating from dental school, he completed two specialty residencies, and he earned a certificate in maxillofacial prosthetics. Prosthodontics is a dental specialty that deals with restoring and replacing teeth.
In other words, Dr. Jude understands how to give you teeth replacements that look natural and function well.
He also has been recognized by his peers for his knowledge in this area of dental care. He teaches dental prosthetics at three universities (including the University of Washington), and he has lectured across the country.
Get More With Your New Teeth
Dentures can restore the appearance of your smile, but they also can cause new frustrations. By getting implant-supported dentures at Prosthetic Dentistry of Tumwater. To find out if dental implants could work for you, contact us online or call 360-229-5861 to request an appointment.