Do you suffer from advanced tooth loss? According to research from the American Association of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgeons, by age 74 over 26% of American adults are missing all of their teeth. Once this occurs, many people feel they have no choice but to turn to traditional dentures. In addition to requiring messy adhesives, dentures often slip when the wearer speaks or eats. Thankfully, your Rochester dentist, Dr. Gilly Calcagno, offers an alternative. Dental implants can be used to secure a full set of dentures without the use of adhesives. In today’s blog, Dr. Calcagno answers some frequently asked questions regarding our implant dentures.
Frequently Asked Questions About Implant-Retained Dentures
Question: How soon should I seek dental replacements?
Answer: As soon as possible. Even a single missing tooth increases the risk of further tooth loss. When you lose a tooth, the body suspends the flows of crucial nutrients, such as calcium and phosphorus, to the surrounding jawbone. Soon, the patient develops bone loss, which leads to more lost teeth and an aged appearance.
Question: What are dental implants?
Answer: Dental implants are biocompatible posts anchored into the socket of a missing tooth. The titanium implant posts bond with the bone tissue.
Question: Will my implant dentures be secure?
Answer: Yes. Based on impressions of your smile, a full set of custom-made dentures will be created. These dentures will snap onto the implant posts anchored into your jaw. Your implant dentures won’t slip when eating or speaking.
Question: Do dental implants look natural?
Answer: Yes, the replacement teeth used in your dentures will be crafted from durable materials that are specially designed to mimic natural tooth enamel. Implant dentures can return to your smile to optimal function and appearance.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Rochester, MN Dentist
Interested in restoring your smile with our innovative implant dentures? Then talk to you Rochester, MN dentist today. Dr. Calcagno will decide if implant-retained dentures provide the best method of improving the health and appearance of your smile. To schedule an appointment, call our 55902 dentist office at (507) 281-3659. Also, visit our website for services, before and after photos, and testimonials. We are proud to serve the residents of Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington and surrounding communities.