If you or someone close to you has ever had to use traditional dentures that use a special adhesive to stay in place, you’re likely aware that they can feel loose sometimes. For the ultimate peace of mind when it comes to holding your dentures in place, call McNulty and Dancausse General Dentistry at 704-766-8662 to learn about your dental implants options.
Because we want to give our patients dental services that suit their specific needs and smile wants, we offer multiple tooth replacement options at our Charlotte, NC dentist office, including full-mouth reconstruction services.
Traditional dentures can be a great option for a lot of people, but many of our patients are drawn to the many perks of holding their replacement teeth in place with implants. Along with providing a strong, sturdy foundation for your dentures, implants also:
- Allow you to maintain your youthful appearance and avoid a “sunken in” look because they help to prevent jawbone deterioration
- Feel, look, and perform in a very convincing way
- Can restore the majority of the chewing power you lost when you lost your teeth – up to 90 percent in some cases
We do all we can to make your experience at our Charlotte, NC dentist office as pleasant as possible. We work with many dental insurance companies and accept a variety of payment options so you can cover the cost of your care in the way that works best for you. We also offer various comfort options during appointments to help relax you.
To Keep Your Dentures Firmly In Place, Choose Dental Implants
If you’ve never had them before but are going to be getting dentures soon, you may not see what the big deal is about having to use traditional options that are held in place by adhesive and suction. If cared for properly and made to exacting specifications, traditional dentures can work great and they typically don’t come loose, but it’s the worry that they will that bothers many.
To help demonstrate this point, let’s put this into more concrete terms through a day-in-the-life scenario.
You wake up in the morning and one of the first things you do is go into the bathroom, clean and rinse your dentures, and then apply some adhesive and put them into your mouth. The hold feels very secure when you first put your replacement teeth in and you feel ready to take on the day.
But your worries about your dentures potentially coming loose start early and persist throughout the day. In fact, by the time that lunch date with your friend rolls around, you’re so worried about your replacement teeth coming loose that you take them out and reapply your denture adhesive.
Thankfully, you manage to chew your meal just fine. But then your friend makes a hilarious joke and you start laughing heartily. You start to feel like your dentures aren’t quite as secure as they should be and immediately get self-conscious about it and stop laughing. You excuse yourself to check your dentures, leaving your friend wondering if they offended you or something.
Later in the day, a sneeze catches you off guard and you’re convinced that your teeth almost came out.
For the rest of the day, each time you eat, laugh, or feel like you might sneeze, you get nervous.