You don’t have to give up your freedom when it comes to eating and really enjoying the foods you love if you need to replace all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw or both. If you’d like to learn how securing dentures with dental implants could allow you to more fully taste and experience your food, call Tulip Tree Dental Care at 574-208-5668 to book a consultation.
We offer a large variety of restorative dentistry services at our South Bend, IN dentist office. Whether you’re in need of a full-mouth reconstruction or you just need a partial denture, we can replace your severely damaged or missing teeth so you can:
- Get out of dental pain
- Chew your foods in comfort again
- Feel more confident about your appearance when you smile
- Improve your digestion and overall health by chewing food more thoroughly
Below, we’ll focus specifically on how dental implant dentures allow patients to enjoy their food more than traditional dentures or other options would. But we also want you to know about the other factors that make dental implants great. Compared to other options for replacing teeth, dental implants offer many advantages because they:
- Are easy to care for and can last a lifetime with proper oral hygiene habits
- Help to prevent jawbone deterioration so you can better maintain your youthful look for longer
- Provide a more natural bite than traditional dentures, because they place the biting force on your jawbone instead of your gumline
- Can restore up to 90 percent of the chewing power of your natural teeth
- Look, feel, and function more like your natural teeth than adhesive-based dentures
Depending on the policy you have, your dental insurance may not cover the cost of dental implants. But we don’t want that to keep you from getting the specific restorative services that you want to receive, so we accept a variety of other payment options. We even offer in-house financing options and work with third-party financiers like CareCredit as well.
So you’ll have a little more flexibility in scheduling your dental treatments, we open a little early at 8:00 a.m. three days a week and stay late until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays as well. You can get your appointments taken care of before or after work!
Savor Every Meal Thanks To Dental Implant Dentures
Traditional dentures are a great option depending on what your goals are for replacing your teeth. They have been around in some form or another for hundreds of years and in that time they have improved dramatically. Modern dentures are typically held in place using a combination of suction and a special denture adhesive.
But even though traditional dentures work much better than they used to, they can still slip and even fall out when you are chewing certain foods, laughing, coughing, or sneezing. Some patients fear getting dentures because they assume they’ll have trouble with them coming out or moving around inside their mouth.
Dentures that are held in place by dental implants, on the other hand, will be held securely in place no matter what. You’ll be able to eat crunchy or chewy foods with no trouble, including:
- Juicy steaks
- Crisp apples
- Fresh corn-on-the-cob
- Sticky caramel
And because you won’t have to use any denture adhesive, you won’t have any sort of subtle, lingering flavor from the adhesive altering how food tastes. You’ll just enjoy the pure flavor of your favorite foods without something else affecting it.
Traditional dentures also alter the way you experience food because they completely cover the roof of your mouth. While you don’t have actual taste buds on your palate, it does play a major role in how your experience various foods. To better appreciate just how much you touch the roof of your mouth while eating, try eating a spoonful of peanut butter without touching your palate.
If you do visit our South Bend, IN dentist office to get dentures held in place by dental implants, we will do all we can to give you a pleasant experience. We offer various amenities to add some extra comfort for our patients, including warm blankets and soft pillows. We also offer dental sedation options to relieve dental anxiety if you’d like.
To take the first step to getting your strong, gorgeous grin back, call Tulip Tree Dental Care at 574-208-5668 to book an evaluation and consultation for dental implant dentures. You can also fill out our easy-to-use online form to schedule a visit with us.