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Slipping Dentures is No Laughing Matter

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Chances are you are one of the less than 6% of all denture wearers who’s dentures are secured with implants. This means you are fighting denture adhesives and are not enjoying all the chewing, biting, laughing, and smiling that you could be.

Baby Boomers are turning 65 at a rate of one every ten seconds (or 3-4 million per year). That means more teeth will be slipping and favorite foods will go uneaten.

Are you happy with dentures moving and slipping in your mouth? Are they causing sore spots or even worse, dentures that dislodge while laughing or speaking?

Your quality of life is suffering, yet you have options to improve the situation; dental implants to secure your dentures.

What are Dental Implants?

In simple terms, dental implants are dentures that are anchored to your jaw. Patients report that these implanted dentures look and feel like natural teeth. There are options for implant-secured dentures that can be removed and cleaned. Or, you might decide that fixed implant dentures are right for you. This option becomes a permanent solution.

Talking with Dr. Sigmon will determine which option is available for your particular situation.

Benefits of Dental Implants?

  • Eat foods you haven’t been able to eat for years
  • Implants are permanently attached, dentures snap in securely
  • No strain on other teeth since solutions are individually attached
  • Implants look and function like real teeth for a natural look and feel
  • No adhesives to deal with
  • Get your smile back
  • Laugh, speak, and enjoy life without worry

How Successful are Dental Implants?

Success rates of up to 98% is impressive, for sure. With the right care, your implants can last a lifetime.

Custom dentures may be the right choice for you. The denture plate is anchored to an implant so you don’t need to worry about shifting, slipping, tilting or other problems associated with this approach. In fact, we use the latest technology to insure your dentures can withstand the most aggressive biting and chewing. How long has it been since you’ve enjoyed all the foods you love? Has there been an embarrassing social situation that you wish you could prevent from reoccurring?

If you are ready to discuss the alternatives to dentures, let us know. Our goal is to bring back your confident smile and let you get back to living your life.

Contact Compass Dental Hickory for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Call our office at (828)385-5155 to determine how implant dentistry can make your teeth stronger and more secure than ever.

Compass Dental Hickory
Dr. Ryan Sigmon
231 13th Avenue Place Northwest
Hickory, NC 28601
Phone: (828)385-5155

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