LAS VEGAS – Dentures may seem like the best option for replacing missing teeth. But in reality, there are nagging, even serious, problems for the tens of millions of Americans who currently wear them.
For example, more than half of denture wearers avoid eating certain foods. They’re afraid of getting food stuck in or under their dentures, or that the dentures will come loose.
And 63% of denture wearers have kept their dentures a secret from even close family and friends.
Although modern advances in denture design mean you can expect a nice-looking smile, how do they measure up in quality of life?
Denture wear still comes with a long list of negative behaviors, attitudes, emotions and physical problems that hearken back to the 1960s and ‘70s.
If you currently wear dentures, you probably have experienced some or all of these:
Romantic Limitations: Many denture wearers report that dentures affect their love life. Dentures can carry a bad odor, making you feel self-conscious when leaning in close. And about a quarter of denture wearers are afraid of passionate kissing, fearing the dentures may come loose.
Lack of Comfort: Dentures that don’t fit properly cause gum and mouth irritation as they rub against tight places. The constant rubbing causes sores that can even lead to mouth infection.
Avoiding Food: Many people report that food doesn’t taste right when they’re wearing dentures. This is because the upper denture covers the palate and affects taste. More than half of denture wearers avoid certain foods, like corn on the cob, apples, nuts and steak. Many also avoid drinking beverages likely to stain dentures, like coffee and wine.
Nonstop Worry: Being on constant alert for problems with eating, speaking, laughing, kissing, and so on, is stressful. It can make you irritable and affects your mental health.
Social avoidance: Many denture wearers avoid social situations, like weddings or reunions, because they don’t want to deal with the humiliation of slipping dentures. Or they don’t want to reveal their smiles and risk being found out.
Lack of Confidence at Work: From networking with other professionals to attending meetings, about 38% of denture wearers admit their dentures have affected their job performance. And about 25% have avoided job interviews because of they lack confidence. So dentures can literally impact your earning potential.
The Time Factor: The daily ritual of adhering dentures, placing them just right, removing them and cleaning them is time consuming and a chore. And more time is spent at the dentist’s office, because dentures need to be refitted as your mouth changes.
The Cost Factor: The cost of buying denture adhesive adds up over time. There’s also the cost of replacing denture appliances every 5-8 years.
Bone Deterioration: When you have missing teeth, there’s nothing left to stimulate the bone in your jaw, and no roots to anchor it in place. This causes bone loss, which means your jaw bone will begin to recede and get thinner. Dentures sit on top of the gums and don’t help prevent the bone from deteriorating.
Even though things have improved in design and materials since your grandma wore dentures, the same old problems exist. The good news is it doesn’t have to be that way.
There’s a modern solution that lets you live life to the fullest, letting you smile without reservation and restoring your health, confidence and self-esteem.
You can eat with gusto, throw your head back with laughter, kiss with passion and speak with confidence at work to land that job, promotion or new client — all without fear.
The 21st Century Solution to Missing Teeth: Dental Implants
Dentures are still a popular solution to missing teeth. Tens of millions of Americans use them. But they are quickly falling out of favor as modern dental implant technology is solving the problems people despise about their dentures.
Implants were developed for patient use in the 1980s, after it was discovered that titanium — one of the strongest metals — has an amazing property: It bonds naturally with organic bone.
This allows implants to mimic the tooth root, serving as a strong anchor for the crown or full arch, and providing bone stimulation.
Advantages of Dental Implants:
• They look natural, so you can flash that beautiful smile with confidence
• They are permanently fused to the bone, so you can eat the foods you love
• They don’t need to be removed
• They are comfortable
• They are easy to maintain, just like natural teeth, with regular brushing and flossing
• They don’t cover the palate, so food tastes like it should
• They function just like natural teeth
• They will last a lifetime, with proper care
• They add stability to your jaw bones and prevent bone loss
• They come in a variety of options to meet your specific needs
With implants you can have a healthy, natural-looking smile. You’ll feel more energized and more confident in relationships and at work. And you’ll spend less time taking care of your teeth and more time enjoying your life.
Soon, you’ll realize how much of a relief it is to have permanent, stable teeth. No more worries; no more planning ahead for denture emergencies.
Admittedly, implants come with a high price tag. They are the “gold standard” when it comes to dental restoration. But with a 98% success rate, implant wearers rave that it’s worth every penny. And financing options make implants affordable for most people.
If you’d like to find out if a dental implant is right for you, we’ve put together a free, expert resource you can read that answers the questions we hear most often, such as:
-How do I find a good implant dentist?
-What are implants made from?
-How much will implants cost?
-What is implant surgery like?
So take a moment to download your free guide, below, and find out how you can come out of the shadows and get the smile you’ve always wanted.
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