There are plenty of challenges and hurdles for you to overcome every day, but each obstacle course life has to offer becomes easier when you prioritize self-care. Focusing on your physical health grants you the confidence, comfort and strength needed to live life to the fullest, and your dental health should be among the top priorities on your self-care checklist. Why?
First off, gum disease increases one’s risk of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for both men and women. If you have gum disease, you’re also more likely to struggle with controlling your blood sugar levels, furthering your chances of developing diabetes and many other health problems. For those who have suffered for months or even years with bad teeth, these kinds of risks increase the longer they go untreated. Poor dental health can also result in self-confidence issues, headaches, jaw pain and difficulty chewing certain foods.
If you or someone close to you has struggled with these kinds of challenges, you may have considered complete removable dentures. However, it’s just as likely that you’ve heard about the downsides a solution like this can pose. Removable dentures don’t function or feel like natural teeth. When you’re talking to someone or eating with removable dentures, they can often slip out of place.
Complete removable dentures are based on outdated technology that fails to take the health of your entire body into account, propping up a seemingly healthy outward appearance without a biological approach. For example, such dentures don’t support your facial structure. Instead, all your teeth are extracted to make way for the removable dentures to simply sit on your gums.
Once all your teeth are removed, signals are sent to your body that the bone structure in the jaws is no longer needed. As the saying goes, if you don’t use it, you lose it. Because the bones of the jaws aren’t being used directly for chewing, minerals stop being sent to this region, resulting in a sunken face that contributes significantly to an aged and weathered appearance.
While some value removable dentures because they are less costly, this is really only true in the short term. Removable dentures often need to be replaced or realigned as they undergo use and the bone structure of the jaws weaken. Cheap medical procedures are only as valuable as the results they produce for the whole body in the long term.
Removable dentures have long been the only practical answer for suffering patients, making many uncertain of what they should do. Fortunately, this is no longer the case. New advances in research and technology have made it possible to undergo a much more effective procedure while avoiding all the downsides that come along with removable dentures. The remarkable alternative is permanent dentures that feel, look and function just like your natural teeth!
Permanent dentures don’t merely sit on your gums. Any remaining unhealthy, unsightly teeth are removed and dentures are strategically positioned and fixed in their place, helping you to maintain bone structure. At Millennium Dental Associates, we can preplan a course of precise and effective treatments, designed with biological health in mind and tailored to your unique needs.
We provide a comfortable environment where you can get your new teeth within the span of an hour to one day. From almost the moment you leave the office, you’ll have fully functional teeth and a bright smile ready to share with the world.