Technology isn’t perfect, but it has improved our lives in many ways.
Horses and buggies were replaced by cars. And as cars have improved, we’ve made them more efficient and more comfortable to drive.
In dentistry, dentures used to be your best option for replacing a row of missing teeth. Then dental implants were developed, making dentures more secure and able to function nearly as well as natural teeth.
And now you can start enjoying your implant-supported dentures faster with the TeethXpress procedure, which is available at our dentist office in Marietta, GA.
With TeethXpress, we put a variety of advanced technologies to work on your behalf. If you are thinking about getting dental implants, then you owe it to yourself to learn about TeethXpress, too.
You can schedule a consultation at Atlanta West Dentistry by calling (770) 941-6979 or contacting us online.
Dental implants are good for patients for a variety of reasons. We would like to point out a few key benefits they offer for someone with dentures.
➤ Dentures are much more secure with dental implants.
Traditional dentures sit outside your gums. This is why they can slip out so easily when someone is speaking or eating. That can be frustrating and embarrassing at times.
Dental implants replace the roots of your teeth. When a series of implants are placed in your jawbone, they provide a stable foundation to hold your dentures in place.
You won’t need denture adhesives anymore when you have implants instead.
➤ Dentures pack more punch with dental implants.
An average healthy person with a full set of teeth can bite with 200 to 250 pounds of pressure. That’s more than enough to eat the foods that we, as people, like to eat.
A person with traditional dentures might be able to bite with about 50 pounds of pressure, according to multiple studies. That’s better than nothing, but it also explains why biting into an apple or trying to chew a bite of steak can be so difficult with dentures alone.
By comparison, research has shown that patients with implant-supported dentures can restore 90 percent or more of their original biting power. And that means, they can eat practically anything they want to eat again.
➤ Dentures with implants are good for your jaw.
Your jawbone needs stimulation to stay healthy. When you had teeth, roots provided that stimulation. The roots pressed into the jawbone with each bite and chew. Your jaw responded by making new bone tissue, which replaced old tissue as it was absorbed back into your body.
Traditional dentures are not connected to your jaw. They don’t stimulate the jawbone when you eat. As old tissue is reabsorbed, it isn’t replaced, and your jawbone begins to shrink as a result.
Dental implants can prevent this bone loss. Implants replace your roots, and they create a connection between your dentures and your jawbone. It’s that direct connection that stimulates your bone so it keeps making the new tissue it needs to stay strong.
Dental implants make dentures better, and TeethXpress make the process of getting implants better for you.
It used to be that when someone got dental implants, they had to wait for months for their mouth to fully heal. Then, they could have their dentures attached to their implants and start enjoying the benefits we mentioned above.
With TeethXpress, you can get dental implants and dentures on the same day.
Here’s how we do that.
If you are a good candidate for the TeethXpress procedure, we take steps to plan the placement as carefully as we can. Using computer-guided techniques, we can place implants more precisely than ever before so you get the maximum benefit from each one.
This also allows us to attach a set of temporary dentures to your implants before you leave.
From a cosmetic standpoint, you will look like you have a full set of teeth. From a functional standpoint, you will be able to eat with your temporary dentures.
As you heal, you may notice your biting power becoming stronger and stronger. You may begin eating foods that you never thought you would eat again. By the time you are ready for your permanent dentures, you will understand how much implants restore the function of your missing teeth.
At Atlanta West Dentistry, we want our patients in Marietta, GA, and surrounding communities to enjoy all the benefits that modern dentistry has to offer. That includes getting implants faster with our TeethXpress procedure.
If you would like to learn more, start by filling out our online form or by calling (770) 941-6979.
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