Perhaps you have heard or seen the dental industry’s advertising about dental implants. Most Birmingham dentists claim that implant dentistry can change your life. Does this sound like hype? Exaggeration?
Let’s look at the facts about dental implant anchored dentures:
Chewing: A dental implant can restore up to 95 percent of normal chewing function. How important is chewing? Can you chew easily with your current full or partial denture? Can you bite apples? When was the last time you ate a raw carrot?
Fit: Dental implants stay in place. An implant denture doesn’t slide around in your mouth and cause sores. Those who exercise regularly especially appreciate this benefit.
Appearance: How does your smile look? Can you smile confidently? How many denture wearers love their smile? Dental implants look like natural teeth. They don’t move when you smile, eat, talk, bike, swim, dance, golf, ski; you get the idea.
Bone health: When teeth are extracted, bone recession can occur over time (in fact, this happens in almost every case). Because a dental implant is an artificial ‘tooth root’ inserted into your jaw bone, your bone has a better chance of staying healthy. If there are no other adverse conditions present, your jaw bone should remain strong and dense, just as if the original tooth root were there.
If you hate your dentures and live in the Homewood, Hoover, or Mountain Brook areas why don’t you see your cosmetic dentist for a consultation about dental implants? We can discuss all the particulars including procedure specifics, healing time and dental implant cost. Then you can decide for yourself if dental impalnts will, as promised, change your life.
Here is our contact information:
Dr. J. Paul Koch DMD
Koch Aesthetic Dentistry
2311 Highland Avenue South, Suite 323
Birmingham, Alabama 35205