Alpharetta Periodontist: Dentures Flapping in the wind?

implants-denturesDental implants provide real options for those who have suffered tooth loss.  In the old days you could have a set of slicks [dentures] made but you just didn’t get what you needed out of them to feel comfortable smiling or eating.  On top of that, you lost bone in both upper and lower facial skeletons.  Today the loss of teeth provides you with real options to eat normal and smile with confidence, and as an added bonus, you can get rid of that glass of dentures on the nightstand.  For those who are missing teeth, both upper and lower, the research shows the least expensive option of dentures is not be the best.  Gum retained dentures are like walking around with crutches.  The side effect of bone loss and other complications down the road play a significant factor in why your dentist may recommend either dental implants or implant retained dentures.

Eating becomes difficult with a denture that slips and shifts against the gums. Uncomfortable rubbing occurs and many people resort to a diet of soft foods that dissolve easily in the mouth. Denture adhesives and pastes only help for brief periods but have to be frequently reapplied.  Most adults are selecting dental implants for tooth replacement.  Dental implants recreate the presence of tooth roots in the jaw bone, reducing if not preventing bone loss.   Implant retained dentures carefully crafted by a prosthodontist may be the best option for some patients.  They provide dependable biting and chewing stability and are designed to last a lifetime[1].

When thinking of a dental implant, consider that it is acting a natural tooth root for the missing tooth. If we can be of assistance please don’t hesitate to contact us – The Right Smile Center, and talk to our specialists:

ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD – for your implant placement.

Novy Scheinfeld – for your implant restoration.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328



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[1] With proper care.



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