Most adults choose to replace missing teeth with dentures for practical and aesthetic reasons. Whether it’s a full set or just partial, a set of well-made and properly fitted dentures can alter a person’s appearance, boost their confidence, and make a huge difference in their daily activities. Today we’re discussing the benefits of full arch dental implants in California.
Poor fitting dentures can cause the following health issues:
Unhealthy eating habits: Poor-fitting dentures can make eating a painful or uncomfortable experience. Some denture wearers cope with the pain and discomfort by eating foods that are easier to chew, which excludes many healthy foods that are fibrous or have harder textures, such as vegetables, meat, nuts, and seeds. This may solve the issue in the short term, but over time can lead to weight loss, malnutrition, or even an eating disorder.
Gum and mouth irritation: Loose dentures can scrape the gums, causing mild or severe inflammation of the mouth. Swollen gums can easily become infected so be on the lookout for red, angry-looking gums or a white plaque.
Changes to the jaw joint: Dentures that don’t fit properly can affect someone’s bite, leading to changes in the jaw joint. In turn, this can cause joint pain, headaches, pain in the neck and/or facial muscles, and can be severe enough to impact day-to-day living.
Jawbone atrophy: Jawbone atrophy is the most serious problem related to dentures because, unlike other bones in the body, the jawbone cannot form new bone tissue. Constant wear and tear on the jawbone causes it to literally dissolve under pressure in a process called resorption.
Dentures vs. Full Arch Dental Implants in California
Full-arch dental implants, such as the All-on-4 dental implant solution implants are preferred by both dentists and patients for replacing lost teeth. Full arch dental implants in California replace not only the crown of the tooth but also the root, engaging the jawbone to prevent deterioration. Since full arch dental implants are surgically placed into the jaw, they provide a more permanent solution to tooth loss as long as they are properly cared for.
Unlike full arch implants, dentures do not stimulate the jawbone because they sit on top of the gums. This causes them to wear away at the bone underneath, thereby changing facial appearance and creating an improper fit for the dentures.
Experience the Benefits of Full Arch Dental Implants in California
With full arch dental implants, you will enjoy a tremendous improvement in your quality of life, including:
- A permanent solution (with proper care);
- Made of decay-resistant material;
- Can replace a full arch of missing teeth;
- Natural look and feel;
- Stimulates the jawbone;
- Improves speech and ability to taste food;
- Stronger bite and increased stability.
If you are embarrassed by your missing teeth and what a solution that will change your life, consider arch dental implants in California. Call our office today to schedule a consultation so we can determine if you are a candidate.