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Need Better-Fitting Dentures?

Hello everyone! Hope your new year is off to a good start. We know ours has been so far. As we head full-speed into 2018, we thought we should take the time to focus on a dental issue many patients have mentioned in the past: ill-fitting dentures.

While these devices are great for bringing back your smile, many patients have been struggling with their dentures and aren’t sure what to do. If you or someone close to you is having trouble making their dentures stick, having more difficulty eating, or even not talking out of fear of them falling out, there’s a better option out there.

Before we get into it, let’s take a moment to learn about why patients may be experiencing problems.

A Few Facts on the Longevity of Dentures

Many people think that once their denture is produced, it will continue to fit for the rest of their life. Unfortunately, this is not going to be the case. When you wear dentures, the bone and muscle tissue is not being stimulated, which causes them to shrink. While it depends on each individual, dentures will only last between 5 and 7 years before needing replacement and refitting.

Most people don’t bother getting their denture replaced at all and wonder why they continue to struggle doing simple tasks like eating, chewing, and talking. The fact is, the longer you continue wearing an ill-fitting denture, the faster your jawbone will shrink! If your standard denture simply isn’t cutting it anymore and you want something better, we think our solution could make your life a lot easier.

What is an Implant-Supported Denture?

Normally when you wear dentures, it closely fits to the underlying gum and bone tissue. The more surface the denture covers, the better the fit. As your bone shrinks, there’s less room for the denture to stay in place. That’s where implant-supported dentures come in.

Instead of resting on your gums, these dentures attach to dental implants that are fused to your jaw. This provides more stability for your dentures and more security: no more accidental removals this year!

Patients consider dentures supported by implants to be more comfortable to wear and less likely to slip and slide during regular use. They also notice more strength in their jaw because of the stimulation dental implants provide!

With help from Dr. Meredith Davis, we can determine the best way to support your new dentures with as few dental implants as possible.

Meet Your Richardson Dentist Dr. Meredith Davis!

If you’ve been to our office, you’ve probably met Dr. Davis already, but consider this: did you know she was elected into the Dental Odontological Society in 2012? This proves she has a very thorough understanding of tooth structure and anatomy that you want from a dentist producing partial and full dentures.

Once Dr. Davis determines your eligibility, you’ll quickly realize that your future smile is in good hands. With recognition from The American Academy of Oral Medicine and awards from the American Association of Woman Dentists, her expertise puts her far ahead of her peers.

For someone who used to be terrified to even sit in a dental chair, she’s proven to be quite the overachiever! That’s the person you want creating your custom-made implant-supported dentures.

We hope your new year shines as bright as your new smile!

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