January 11, 2018
If you’re concerned that you’ll be dealing with a lot of drawbacks when you get your teeth replaced, never fear! When you visit Dental Care Center of South Kansas City, we can provide dentures that are held in place by dental implants! To find out if this is a good option for you, call our Kansas City, MO dentist office at 816-399-5539.
Dentures have been around in some form or another for hundreds of years, and modern versions have come a really long way in terms of function and appearance.
But when you need to replace all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw or both for a full-mouth reconstruction, perhaps the closest thing to your natural teeth that you can get is dental implant dentures. Compared to other tooth replacement options, dental implants offer many advantages because they:
- Look, feel, and function very convincingly
- Can last for many, many years or even your whole lifetime with proper care
You may not think that it’s that big of a deal that you are missing teeth, but you’d be wrong. By visiting us and getting replacement teeth, you’ll improve your quality of life dramatically. You may just be able to:
- Chew your food more thoroughly, thereby improving your digestion and overall health
- Feel more comfortable when you are making first impressions
- Enjoy compliments on your appearance from your loved ones and friends
For your convenience, we accept a variety of payment options and offer some extended hours that most other dentists don’t as well. In addition to our more standard workday appointment times, we also open early at 7:00 a.m. on Thursdays and stay as late as 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Learn Four Reasons To Secure Dentures With Dental Implants
The traditional dentures we offer that are held in place using suction and adhesive are a wonderful option for replacing teeth, but as far as restorative dentistry treatments go, they are not the only treatment you should consider if replacing all the teeth in one or both of your jaws.
For one thing, traditional dentures – as you may know – can slip and come loose in your mouth when you are chewing, sneezing, or even just talking. But if your replacement teeth are held in place using dental implants, they will be held firmly in place and you’ll never have to worry about them staying put in your mouth.
Another thing to consider is that dental implants literally fuse with your jawbone through a process called osseointegration. This allows your dental implant dentures to be ideally situated to benefit from a stronger biting power. In many cases, replacement teeth attached to dental implants can help you regain up to 90 percent of the chewing power that you once had!
Because you’ll have a stronger biting force and your replacement teeth will be held firmly in place, you’ll be also able to eat whatever foods you like. You can even enjoy crisp apples, fresh corn-on-the-cob, and juicy steak if you like! You’ll enjoy more freedom when it comes to your meals and may even be able to improve your health by eating a more balanced diet as well.
The fourth and final benefit of dental implants as a foundation for dentures we’ll focus on here is that they help to prevent jawbone deterioration. This is because your implants will replace your natural tooth roots, a result that other tooth replacements simply don’t offer. Your jawbone will be healthier, stronger, and you’ll enjoy cosmetic benefits as well because you won’t have to worry about a “sunken in” look that often occurs with traditional dentures.
To ensure that your dental implants are placed in just the right position, we will use digital X-rays and 3D imaging systems to thoroughly plan and perform your procedures.
We also want your treatments to be as comfortable and patient-centered as possible, so we provide amenities, including:
- Headphones to listen to your favorite music
- TVs with DISH in every care room to entertain you while we work
- Cozy blankets and pillows
- Warm aromatherapy face and hand towels to calm you
- Snacks and beverages from our refreshment area
- Dental sedation options to help put you at ease and relieve dental anxiety you may be feeling
To book a consultation to find out if dental implant dentures would be a good fit for you, call Dental Care Center of South Kansas City at 816-399-5539. You can also use our online form to book or ask a friendly and knowledgeable team member questions.