While the thought of total tooth replacement therapy is frightening to many, it need not be so.
Total tooth loss can be extremely upsetting, regardless of the cause or how long it takes to lose your teeth. Whether due to a catastrophic accident or the more gradual process caused by chronic gum disease, once your teeth are gone the distress is real. It can even be debilitating for some, causing them to hide themselves away for fear of rejection and humiliation from others. However, with the stunning advances that have taken place in modern dentistry, total tooth replacement has become a safe, comfortable, and viable option for almost anyone who has experienced total tooth loss.
When you lose your teeth
The sudden loss of all of your teeth can be jarring, to say the least. In the case of an accident for example, your tooth replacement therapy should be a part of your overall treatment and recovery. The more gradual loss of teeth over time however, most commonly caused by periodontal disease, or gum disease, leaves many patients more willing to accept their situation, figuring it’s “just the way things are”; a result of “growing old.” Of course, this is not the case.
Many of our patients at the Colorado Center for Implant and Prosthetic Dentistry are age 50 and above, and they thoroughly appreciate being able to once again eat comfortably, speak clearly, and smile more often following a total tooth replacement procedure.
The joy of total tooth replacement
An extremely viable and cost-effective alternative to wearing a full denture, thanks to the advances in contemporary dentition mentioned above, is the placement of multiple dental implants along the jawbone to provide support for a fixed bridge, snap-on denture, or fixed full denture. By using the implants to “anchor” the prosthetic replacement, patients experience a renewed sense of comfort and confidence in their “New Teeth.” Truly, it’s difficult to describe the joy we see in the smiles of our patients.
Needless to say, dental implants are also effective in partial tooth replacement, when you need just one, two, or three teeth replaced, again giving you the sense of permanence in your prosthetic teeth, and enhancing your smile.
For more details on using dental implants to treat total tooth loss, please visit our Dental Implants Page.
The doctors and staff at The Colorado Center for Implant and Prosthetic Dentistry are available to help you determine effective solutions to all of your dental problems. If you would like more information from your Littleton area Prosthodontist, please call to make an appointment today.