Loosing teeth is no fun and – worse – can be a serious health issue. When one or more teeth go missing due to injury or decay, it can be more difficult to eat and to talk clearly.
The loss of teeth can cause bone to degenerate and facial muscles to sag, making you appear older. Tooth loss is not just a problem for seniors. The average adult 20-64 has three or more decayed or missing teeth, according to the American Dental Association.
Traditional dentures and new state-of-the-art implant-supported dentures, such as MDI Implants that snap securely into place, can save the day. Both restore one’s ability to eat and speak clearly and can bring back your friendly smile. Consult with a dentist about the best solution for you. Here’s a quick overview:
Immediate Dentures – these temporary dentures allow you to leave the dentist’s office with a beautiful set of teeth following removal of diseased or decayed teeth to prepare for a long-term solution. Custom-fit Immediate Dentures are worn for six months to allow your mouth to heal and swelling to subside after tooth extraction.
Conventional full dentures – When all natural teeth need to be replaced, a full set of dentures may be in order. The denture’s flesh-colored acrylic base fits over your gums. The upper denture covers the roof of your mouth; the lower denture is shaped like a horseshoe. Dentures are made to fit your mouth, and will need to be adjusted over time, as your face changes. Dentures must be relined, remade or rebased due to normal wear.
Fixed Implant Crown – For patients with just one or a few missing teeth, dental implant therapy is an excellent option. The procedure entails replaces missing teeth with implant-supported ceramic restorations. The procedure can take place on as little as one visit, with no need for major oral surgery or long healing times. It’s affordable – less than half the cost of old, conventional-style implants.
MDI Implants – Traditional dentures rest on the gums. A newer type of denture is designed to attach to implants placed in the jawbone. An implant, made of titanium alloy, acts like the root of your tooth and is permanently inserted into your jawbone. An O-ring attached to your denture snaps over the ball end of the implant, keeping your denture firmly in place. Placement of the implants usually takes just one office visit.
Mini implants can be surgically fitted by the dentist in just one visit. They are more stable than other types of dentures, especially for the hard-working lower jaw, where conventional dentures can slip.
Implant-supported dentures work well for a person who has no teeth, but does have sufficient bone in the jaw to support the metal implants. Bay Area Denture and Surgery Center, Corpus Christi, Texas, is a family-owned general dental practice with an emphasis on oral surgery.
The practice operates its own, on-site laboratory to craft, reline, repair and clean dentures on-site, ensuring the highest quality. Turn to Bay Area Denture and Surgery Center for dentures, partial dentals and MDI min-implants that are comfortable, look as good as or better than your natural teeth and are affordable. Call for your free consultation!
Corpus Christi, TX 78412
361-857-6200 or 1-800-FIX-MY-TEETH
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