Do dentures cause dry mouth, and other FAQs about dentures in Edmonton
Missing teeth can cause serious problems if left untreated. In addition to causing other teeth to shift, and impacting the bite, the deterioration of the jawbone can leave the face looking sunken and old. To prevent these and other issues, it’s important to replace missing teeth as soon as possible. Dental implants are the only permanent option for effectively replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are stable, look like natural teeth, and can last a lifetime with proper oral care. At South Central Dentistry in Edmonton AB, we frequently recommend dental implants as an option for patients who are missing just one tooth as well as our patients who need an entire arch of teeth replaced. Because we understand that our patients have many questions, we’ve compiled this list of the most frequently asked ones.
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Dental implants are small dental prosthetics that replace missing teeth. There are three components to dental implants: the post, the abutment, and the artificial tooth or teeth. The titanium post is placed into the jawbone where it will integrate with the bone. Once that is complete, an abutment (connector) is attached to the implant to support the artificial tooth or teeth. Finally, the implant is completed with a crown, bridge, or denture to restore form and function.
DO DENTURES CAUSE DRY MOUTH?
While dentures do not cause dry mouth, they can make the problem worse, leading to an infection or mouth sores. Dental implants are a great option for patients who experience dry mouth because they do not develop decay and they make it easier to chew and swallow.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS?
One of the biggest advantages of dental implants is that they can last a lifetime. Other benefits include the ability to consume all your favorite foods without worrying about your teeth, and an improvement in confidence and appearance.
If you are missing teeth, dental implants could be the answer. To schedule a consultation with the team at South Central Dentistry, call (780) 757-3723.
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