It’s just about impossible to enjoy a meal out with friends when you’re constantly worrying about your false teeth coming loose or falling out completely. If you’re ready to get the next best thing to your natural teeth when it comes to dentures, call Panama City Smiles at 850-588-0185 to learn about how dental implants can keep your replacement teeth secure!
At our Panama City, FL dentist office, Dr. Anish Patel, Dr. Trae Pappas, and our professional team offer a diverse selection of restorative dentistry options. Whether you need to replace all of the teeth in your upper jaw, lower jaw, or both to get a full-mouth reconstruction, we have dental implant dentures to suit your specific needs! With our help you can:
- Regain your ability to order whatever food you like without having to worry about your dentures staying in place
- Smile wide and proud when you’re taking group portraits or “selfies” with your loved ones
- Improve your overall health by eating a more balanced diet, including crisp vegetables, crunchy nuts, and juicy steaks
So financial concerns won’t stop you from getting the restorative treatments you need, we accept a variety of payment options, including financing through CareCredit.
Ditch The Denture Adhesive With Dental Implants
Dentures have been used in some capacity or another for thousands of years because they can do wonderful things for people who need them. But if you or someone you know has had dentures, you are undoubtedly aware of some of their potential shortcomings.
Perhaps the complaint we hear most about traditional dentures is that patients hate having to deal with the adhesives that hold them in place. And even if you can get over that drawback, you still have to worry about the adhesive actually doing its job.
Some of our patients have reported having to reapply their denture adhesive before every meal. That’s at least three times a day! Even putting aside the hassle of removing your dentures, cleaning them off, and reapplying the adhesive, using that much of a product will quickly add up financially.
Not only are these adhesives messy, they can also affect your ability to taste. Companies that make denture adhesives obviously want to make their product as tasteless as possible, but there’s only so much they can do. Pair the subtle taste of denture adhesive in your mouth with the odor of trapped food particles and you’ll be hard-pressed to enjoy your foods as you should.
Another reason dentures prevent you from properly appreciating your food is that dentures in your upper jaw have to completely cover the roof of your mouth (also known as your palate) to maintain a good suction and stay in place. This may not seem like a big deal, but it significantly affects the way food feels in your mouth and how taste is experienced.
If not cared for and cleaned properly, dentures can also put you at an increased risk of getting periodontal disease, eventually necessitating a gum disease treatment. On top of the health concerns associated with gum disease, the bad bacteria affecting your gums could lead to a persistent bad taste in your mouth and less-than-fresh breath.
By securing your dentures with dental implants, you will be able to enjoy your food more and not have to put up with the many drawbacks of denture adhesives. But dental implants have many other advantages on top of that because they:
- Can last a lifetime with proper oral hygiene and routine dental cleanings and exams
- Provide up to 90 percent of the chewing power of your natural teeth because they shift your biting force to your jaw
- Help to prevent jawbone deterioration so you don’t have to feel self-conscious about a “sunken in” look
- Look, feel, and function much more like your natural teeth
In order to get dental implants, you’ll need to have a strong, thick jawbone that will provide a solid foundation for them. If you’ve been told that you can’t get dental implants by another dentist, we can provide a second opinion free of charge so you’ll know for sure.
If there is any chance of discomfort during your dental implant procedure, we will numb your mouth with an anesthetic before we begin so you won’t feel a thing.
Take the first step to getting your strong, confident set of chompers back by calling Panama City Smiles at 850-588-0185 to book a consultation for dentures held in place by dental implants. You can also use our online form or swing by our conveniently located Panama City, FL dentist office to schedule or ask questions.