Restore your smile with a quality dentist.
About 36 million Americans don’t have any teeth, and an astonishing 120 million people are missing at least one tooth. If you are one of them, you’ll be happy to know that not only are you not alone, but also there are people out there working hard to solve this problem with prosthodontics.
For example, Dr. Tyler here at Duvall Dental Center has made it his life’s goal to design and place gorgeous and functional prosthodontics for people who want to restore their beautiful smiles.
Curious about the benefits of using prosthodontics? Read on to learn all about them.
What are prosthodontics?
First, let’s discuss prosthodontics to make sure we’re all on the same page. The word “prostho” means replacement, and “dontics” has to do with teeth. So, prosthodontics are replacement teeth.
There are various procedures dentists can use to replace your teeth and restore your smile. These include bridges, dental implants, crowns, and other procedures. For people with significant tooth loss, full-mouth dental implants, also known as All-on-4 dental implants, are a popular choice for permanent, natural-looking tooth replacement.
As we mentioned, wearing prosthodontics has many benefits. Let’s explore further.
Look Like Your Younger Self (or Better)
As we age, our teeth don’t stay the same. Furthermore, their transformation contributes to our aged appearance. They become yellowed and discolored both from natural aging as well as from certain foods and drinks staining our teeth.
You might suffer chips and cracks or have visible fillings. If you have any bouts of periodontal disease along the way, your teeth could even shift, becoming crooked, or you might lose your teeth altogether.
In other words, a fully restored smile takes years off your appearance. It makes you look as amazing as you did before (perhaps even better)!
Properly fitted dentures should be comfortable, but you still have to remove them to clean them, and they are kind of a pain. Permanent All-on-4 dental implants are completely comfortable and look like real teeth. In fact, dental implants are the dental restoration that looks and feels most like natural teeth.
You can smile big, laugh out loud, and not spend your golden years worrying about your teeth and how they might misbehave.
Eat Better (and Get More Nutrition)
Sturdy implants, such as the Hybridge dental implants we prefer here at Duvall Dental Center, are just as strong as your real teeth. You can eat a wider variety of foods and keep nutritious but tough foods, like apples and raw carrots, as part of your diet. Proper nutrition is important throughout your whole life, but it is especially vital in your golden years as it can help mitigate some age-related diseases.
Prevent Ongoing Breakdown of Dental Health
Everything works together. Having missing teeth replaced is important not just to be able to eat properly, but also to maintain your overall oral health.
Did you know your jawbone requires pressure and support from your teeth to remain healthy and strong? Without this constant exercise, you can experience bone loss, which is why some older folks develop that sunken-in facial appearance. A set of full mouth dental implants provides the same support to your jawbone as your natural teeth do and will help you keep the same facial shape.
A nice plus is that dental implants can’t develop cavities. However, your gums and surrounding tissues can still be affected by bacteria buildup. A full set of teeth allows you to more easily floss and brush your teeth on a regular basis to keep up with your dental hygiene.
Avoid Long-Term Costs
Preventing dental issues is beneficial not only for your health but also for your wallet. Routine dental care is relatively inexpensive. However, the costs can climb when you need major procedures or when you are dealing with periodontal disease. Using full mouth dental implants can help you avoid those costs by preventing further dental issues as we’ve already pointed out.
Furthermore, though the upfront cost is higher, implants can actually be cheaper than dentures in the long term. Denture upkeep can get surprisingly expensive. Not to mention, you may need to have several sets made over the course of your life as they wear out.
A New Picture-Worthy Smile
Ready to enjoy the benefits of a full mouth dental restoration that takes you back to your younger days? Dr. Tyler can create and implant a strong, white smile that will surely give you a reason to smile all through your golden years!
There are many great options, including ClearChoice dental implants or Dr. Tyler’s favorite Hybridge dental implants. Don’t worry, Dr. Tyler will offer his expert advice to help you choose the perfect option to maintain your oral health. Reach out for an appointment or a free virtual consultation today!