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Dentures Beyond the Cartoons


Dentures Beyond the Cartoons

Dentures have always been fodder for jokes, from cartoons to TV shows. But dentures can return quality of life to patients who have lost all or most of their teeth. It’s tempting to think that everyone has relatively healthy teeth, but this is a misnomer. According the Centers for Disease Control, 25% of Americans over age 65 have lost all of their teeth!

This kind of tooth loss can affect a person in many ways. It’s difficult to eat a proper diet if chewing is next to impossible. Speaking is difficult. And it’s embarrassing, making a person avoid smiling or opening their mouth if possible. Plus, all of those missing teeth lead to erosion of the jawbone and eventual collapse inward of the lower face.

Dentures to the rescue

But there’s no need for all of that to happen when Dr. Egger can design and fit a set of partial or full dentures for you. Here are the benefits of having dentures:

  • Restored ability to bite and chew a wide variety of foods. Think of all the fruits and vegetables you can enjoy again!
  • A more youthful appearance. With dentures, your teeth, gums, and jawbone are restored to their original dimensions. And your facial structure doesn’t collapse.
  • Better self-image. No longer will you avoid smiling or opening your mouth.
  • Clearer speech. You don’t realize the part your teeth play in speech, but it is dramatic.

Types of dentures

Dr. Egger can provide you with either full or partial dentures. Full dentures replace an entire set of missing teeth, upper, lower, or both. Partial dentures are usually used to fill a gap of three or more teeth where a bridge won’t provide enough support. Materials range from acrylic to flexible resin.

Dr. Egger is a big fan of implant-supported dentures. This is a big step forward for dentures, as dental implants are placed strategically around your mouth to anchor the dentures above.

Advantages of implant-supported dentures:

  • The implants hold the dentures in place, no irritation or rubbing.
  • No slipping when talking or eating.
  • Food can’t get under the dentures.
  • The implants direct bite force energy down into the jawbone below, slowing the rate of bone resorption that happens due to missing teeth.
  • Implants provide the best stability for lower jaw dentures.

If you’ve lost all or many of your teeth, make an appointment to see Dr. Egger and be fitted for dentures. Get your life back! Call us to make an appointment at 989-773-3560.