Dentures come with a lot of problems. They slip. Your chewing efficiency is reduced. They can even fall out in public. These are the obvious problems that you can tell just by wearing them. However, there is a more insidious danger to wearing dentures—facial collapse.
When your teeth are removed, your body begins to reabsorb the minerals to distribute where they are needed elsewhere. Gradually, without you even realizing it, your jawbone begins to shrink. After ten to twenty years, you will not have enough jawbone left to retain your dentures and your face will look shrunken.
How can Salem, MA Snap on Dentures Help?
Snap on dentures can use as few as two dental implants to anchor your denture. While the ideal solution for missing teeth is to get a full set of dental implants, for some patients that just isn’t feasible. Snap on Dentures allow you to get the implants you can afford. This helps alleviate some of the problems that come with dentures without out breaking your budget.
The procedure starts with placing the implants. The implants will then be attached to your denture with snaps. You will notice an immediate improvement in your chewing efficiency. Plus, there is no more risk of them falling out. Because the implants act like a tooth root, your body will leave the jawbone surrounding the implant intact. Obviously the more implants you place, the better, but Dr. Burba realizes every situation is different.
If you are ready for some snap on dentures, you may call our office to schedule an appointment or click here to request an appointment online. You may also click here on our dental implants link to learn more about that procedure.