There are people across San Antonio TX struggling with missing teeth. Some of those people have a few gaps in their smile, while others are missing all of their teeth. Even though dentistry has advanced incredibly over the last few decades, there are still millions of people in this country living without any of their teeth.
Advanced Dental Associates deals with this problem frequently, and we provide solutions that fit your smile and your budget.
American College of Prosthodontics, about 40 million Americans are living without any of their natural teeth. Texas is the second most populated U.S. state, and unfortunately, Texas ranks amongst the worst in the country when it comes to oral health. So, it stands to reason that there are millions of Texans without any of their teeth left.
The Major Problem With Missing Teeth
Missing teeth are not just unsightly, but they can significantly affect your oral health. Without teeth, you cannot eat the foods you love, and replacement options like dentures are also problematic. Most people with dentures struggle to eat and often see their denture slide around in the mouth. This happens because the jawbone will recede once the teeth are lost. Jawbone recession can happen quickly, over the course of a few months. The jawbone changes makes it tough to find a good fit for removable dentures, and patients often develop that “sunken-in” look and have wrinkles around their mouth.
Everyone’s mouth is different, but many students have found that dentures give patients only about 25 to 50 percent of the biting force of natural teeth. If you’re wearing dentures, you’re well aware of the
No More Bad Dentures of Slippery Dentures
Now there is a problem for every denture complaint: dental implants. Our dental implants are made from high-strength titanium, a material that naturally fuses with the jawbone. Dental implants join with the bone over a few months and will keep the jawbone from receding. Unlike dentures, dental implants nearly match the power of natural teeth.
At Advanced Dental Associates, we have helped countless patients overcome their denture problems or missing teeth. We can use implants to replace single missing teeth, large gaps in the smile, or even to restore your entire mouth. There are two ways we typically restore entire arches of missing teeth: implant-supported dentures and All-on-4 dental implants.
Never Wear Dentures Again
If you want more stability in your dentures, we can place a few implants around the mouth that can then snap into the denture. The implants will keep the dentures in place, but the teeth are still removable. And now there is a way to never have to wear dentures again: All-on-4 dental implants. This implant system uses a series of strategically placed implants to secure full arches of new permanent teeth. Once these new teeth are in place, they won’t budge. Your dentist will be the only one who can remove the teeth.
What’s so different about the All-on-4 dental implant system is that it uses a series of bridges, which are permanently secured to the implants. This means the upper arch will be exposed. That may seem like a small difference, but patients appreciate not having to deal with hard plastic material on the roof of their mouth. And the system allows them to experience more hot and cold sensations and tastes on the roof of the mouth.
Stop Struggling With Bad Teeth
Whether you have failing teeth or are missing entire arches of teeth, Advanced Dental Associates can help you. We offer a series of oral surgery options right under one roof, which means you won’t have to travel across town to specialists to get the care you need. We have the dental treatments you need right in our office. So give us a call today at 210-714-2226 or use the online form to book a visit.