Hard Time Chewing? Our San Antonio, TX Dentist Can Help!
When it’s hard time chewing your food, life can change quickly. What used to be an enjoyable meal with friends and family becomes something to be dreaded – how difficult will it be to chew your food without pain or embarrassment? At Advanced Dental Associates in San Antonio, TX, we have solutions to help relieve discomfort, restore your smile, and help you eat with confidence and ease!
Difficulty chewing can be due to several causes, but most commonly it is caused by tooth loss, whether one critical tooth or several throughout your mouth. When you lose teeth, you can restore your smile with either dentures or state-of-the-art dental implants.
Dental Implants: Permanent, Life-Like Restorations!
A single lost tooth can start a chain reaction in your mouth. As your jaw bone shrinks where the tooth used to be, neighboring teeth begin to shift, changing your bite. Other teeth can shift to accommodate this change, both adjacent to the shifting teeth and in your upper jaw. As this continues, your teeth can loosen, leading to more and more lost teeth!
Dental implants have the unique ability to stop the domino effect because they replicate the shape and function of a natural tooth! An implant is a titanium screw which is embedded in your jaw. Titanium has the unique ability to bond to bone, making it just as strong as your natural tooth.
Once your implant is fully healed, we’ll attach a life-like ceramic crown that is perfectly matched to the color of your natural teeth. You’ll be amazed at how well an implant performs!
Implants aren’t just for one tooth, either – we offer implant bridges that can replace anywhere from a few teeth to a whole mouth’s worth! Imagine throwing away your dentures and having a full set of permanent teeth again! At Advanced Dental Associates, we can make that dream a reality!
Dentures: We Make Them New, and We Improve Them!
If you are having trouble chewing and are already wearing dentures, it could be that the fit is no longer as snug as it used to be! As you age, the bone in your jaw shrinks and your gums tighten, meaning that the dentures you got a few years ago aren’t going to feel as good as they used to.
We can adjust your dentures for a perfect new fit, and we can also give you added stability you could never get with pastes: implant-supported dentures! While still removable, we are able to place a series of implants in your mouth that will allow you to secure your dentures in place. This is done with either a bar and clasp system or a ball and socket. Better yet, we can modify your existing dentures to fit on your implant support system, saving you time and money!
No matter what you would like to do to relieve your hard time chewing, we have solutions! Don’t live with embarrassment, pain, and frustration any longer. Call our San Antonio, TX dental office today at 210-819-5233 or request an appointment using our online form. We look forward to helping you!