It’s a pretty common story at our Orlando dentist office: denture dissatisfaction. No matter how well they’re crafted and how well they fit there’s just something about dentures that makes them dissatisfying. We don’t think you should have to live with the unhappiness that comes along with dentures – it just isn’t fair!
At Overmeyer Family Dental we’re glad to be able to offer a great way to boost your dentures by giving them the stability and reliability they need. There won’t be any more embarrassment or unhappiness if you support your dentures with dental implants!
Your Denture Experience: What’s Gone Wrong?
Our patients have told us a lot of stories about how their dentures have let them down over the years. We tend to see the same few bad experiences over and over – maybe you’ve had some of these mishaps yourself.
Think about how teeth distribute force: chewing, clenching, and everything else goes straight through your teeth to the bone below. Your gums never have to deal with any of the discomfort because they’re just there to support your teeth.
Now think about how dentures work: the place all that pressure directly on your gums – OUCH! If you’ve been wearing yours for a while you know how uncomfortable they can get. They grind into your gums, causing redness, irritation, and maybe even inflammation. This is a common problem for a lot of denture wearers, many who simply stop wearing them around the house because of the level of pain.
Where Do Your Dentures Like To End Up?
“They stay in place with suction!” Sure they do, right? Dentures don’t like to stay put, and the problem only gets worse the longer you have them. We’ve heard stories of patients who’ve had their dentures come loose during meals, while speaking, and even while smiling. If that isn’t a confidence crusher we don’t know what is!
The bone in your mouth continues to shrink when you wear dentures, making them looser and looser over time. This leads to less retention and the need for more disgusting pastes and adhesives. And let’s be honest – those don’t work too great either.
Food? With Flavor?
All your favorite meals are off the table, and what’s left doesn’t seem to have any flavor, right? With dentures the roof of your mouth has to be covered, and your palate is an important part of taste! When you cover the roof of your mouth with dentures you lose the ability to taste a lot of food, making eating nothing else but a chore.
Many denture wearers suffer from malnutrition. This happens not only because of a reduced diet, but also because they lose the desire to eat. When food can’t be enjoyed anymore it becomes laborious. Who wants to live like that?
What if we could take your existing dentures and modify them to snap on to a series of dental implants? We can! By placing about four dental implants into each arch we can give your dentures lasting, reliable support that’s there all day. You simply snap them in place in the morning and take them out at night, all without any worries in between!
Implant supported dentures are fit with sockets or clasps that attach to balls or a bar on your dental implants. The hold is steady and reliable, letting you eat your favorite foods again, not worry about slipping dentures, and getting rid of irritation to your gums. We’ll even be able to remove the portion of your dentures that covers the roof of your mouth – it’s not needed anymore!
By adding implant support to your dentures you’ll be truly changing your life. How long has it been since you’ve been able to enjoy a day without constantly worrying about your teeth? Or smile without fear of embarrassing yourself? These are concerns that denture wearers like you live with constantly, but you don’t have to – the solution is right here at our Orlando office!
Learn To Love Your Dentures Again
If you want to find out about all the advantages to implant supported dentures you should schedule an appointment at Overmeyer Family Dental as soon as you can. We’d love to show you everything we can do for you and your dentures!