Patients with dentures often ask if they will ever need replacing and the answer is usually yes. Though dentures are intended as long-term solutions to missing teeth – lasting for many years with proper care – patients with dentures still require regular check-ups to ensure the health of any remaining teeth and to address any discomfort or misalignment with the dentures. Like everything else, dentures wear out over time and must be refitted or replaced. Here in Glendale, dentures can be replaced by any qualified dentist, but simple replacement isn’t your only option. Ideally, your dentures can be replaced with something much better.
Problems with Dentures
Dentures are simple and reliable, but they also come with their share of issues. Besides causing discomfort and their less-than-ideal aesthetic appearance, they force wearers to radically adjust their diet, relying on soft foods that don’t require a lot of chewing power. More importantly, though, they can affect your long-term dental health, because your jaw depends upon the development of new bone tissue, something that dentures cannot support. Over time, your facial structure may deteriorate, requiring bone grafts and similar procedures to correct.
A Reliable Alternative
Thankfully, modern technology has provided an alternative: the All-on-4® treatment concept. With this method, your dentist inserts dental implants into your jaw then attaches a new set of transitional teeth. The implants strengthen over the course of several months, after which time you return to the dentist and have permanent teeth installed. The procedure is fast and comparatively painless, but more importantly, All-on-4® preserves the integrity of your jaw and provides chewing power close to the level of natural teeth. For patients who believe dentures are their only option, this procedure can be life-changing.
Lytle, Tate & Stamper Provide Denture Replacements
For residents in Glendale, dentures don’t have to be the only answer. The team at Lytle, Tate & Stamper not only provide replacement dentures, but can use the All-on-4® treatment concept to give you an entirely new set of teeth. Take the first step toward a happier, healthier mouth. Call us today for a consultation.