Lubbock Periodontistry

Tired of Dentures?Lubbock, TX

Tooth loss is hard enough. Basic functions that you once did without even thinking about them suddenly become extremely difficult. Dentures have long been the go-to solution for dealing with missing teeth. While common, dentures often present more problems than they solve. If you are tired of your dentures, High Plains Periodontics And Implant Dentistry can help with dental implants.

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The Downsides of Dentures

Despite the many improvements that dentures have undergone in recent years, making them more natural in appearance and less bulky, there are still many significant disadvantages to this treatment.

  • Dentures require extra care. They need to be removed every night for cleaning, a task that can become tedious.
  • They rest directly on your gums, which can put extra pressure on the tissue that it was not designed to support.
  • They can slip out of place. This can lead to both embarrassments as well as sores.
  • Dentures do not stop bone loss in the jaw. This means that your jawbone will continue to change shape over time, leading to the need for periodic replacements.
  • Replace Your Dentures With Dental Implants

    What if we told you that there was a way that you could replace your missing teeth that eliminates the need for dentures? We provide a modern alternative to traditional tooth replacement treatments with dental implants. Dental implants use small titanium posts, which are surgically implanted into the jawbone, to hold ceramic crowns. As you heal from surgery, the bone fuses to the posts in a process known as osseointegration. This gradually stabilizes the posts in your jaw so that they can provide secure support for your new teeth.

    Enjoy the Benefits of Dental Implants

    Dental implants provide numerous benefits over traditional dentures.

  • The crowns look exactly like your natural teeth. Ceramic mimics many of the properties of tooth enamel, including the color and the way that it reflects light.
  • The crowns are supported by the posts, rather than your gums, avoiding excessive pressures on your gum tissue.
  • Your teeth are held securely in place. Successful osseointegration turns the posts into stable roots that are completely stable and do not move. Your crowns are also held securely in place on the posts. Your teeth will not slip out of place or fall out, avoiding embarrassing situations as well as denture sores.
  • Oral care is easier. With dentures, you have to remove them and clean them every night with denture cleaning products. Dental implants, however, can be brushed and flossed just like your natural teeth.
  • Dental implants help to preserve the integrity of your jawbone. The posts mimic the stimulation that the roots of your natural teeth once provided. Restoring this stimulation helps to restore the delivery of essential nutrients to the jawbone and surrounding areas. As a result, the bone loss that follows tooth loss is stopped and new bone loss is prevented.
  • Just because you have dentures now, that does not mean that you are stuck with them for the rest of your life. Dental implants provide a long-lasting solution to tooth loss with many benefits over traditional dentures and can be used to replace your dentures even if you have been wearing them for a long time. For more information, call High Plains Periodontics And Implant Dentistry today at 806-686-1262.

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    High Plains Periodontics And Implant Dentistry is located at
    6123 79th Street Suite 100
    Lubbock, TX

    (806) 686-1262