Tooth loss can be troubling to say the least. Not only can it affect your ability to talk and eat, but it can also be devastating to your self-esteem and confidence. Having total tooth loss can have a major impact on your overall health if you are not able to intake enough nutrition from the foods you love. Fortunately, we provide implant retained dentures as a minimally invasive, pain-free solution to tooth loss or to help secure your loose fitting dentures.
There are many benefits of implant retained dentures if you have suffered tooth loss or are sick and tired of loose dentures that just don’t fit right. If you are ready to find a permanent and sturdy solution that is a step above traditional dentures, please get in touch with dedicated Scottsdale dentist Dr. Todd Shatkin for a free consultation and personalized treatment plan.
Causes of Tooth Loss
Tooth loss can be caused by a variety of factors. The most common reason people lose their teeth is not always due to getting older. It is often due to gum disease. Gum disease can arise for several reasons.
The first and most common reason someone might experience gum disease is poor oral hygiene. When you don’t take care of your teeth by brushing and flossing regularly, plaque and tartar can start to build up which can irritate and inflame the gums, eventually causing teeth to loosen and fall out. Implant retained dentures are a permanent solution to tooth loss and the entire procedure can be completed in 1 or 2 pain-free visits.
Another factor that can contribute to tooth loss is pregnancy. Changes in hormones during pregnancy can make your gums more sensitive to plaque. Even if you do a good job taking care of your teeth, the slightest amount of plaque left behind can result in gum disease over time. Additionally, morning sickness often makes it harder for pregnant women to be able to take care of their teeth.
Benefits of Implant Retained Dentures
There are several distinct benefits that you can enjoy with implant retained dentures. First, let’s go over some of the drawbacks of traditional dentures that you won’t have to worry about when you have implant supported dentures.
There is often a transition period when getting used to new dentures. At first, they can feel uncomfortable while talking and eating. If they don’t fit well, they can make you gag or require constant refitting. They are also known to sometimes cause allergic reactions and infections especially when they are ill-fitting. Traditional dentures often do not last very long and are not considered a permanent solution.
Now let’s go over the benefits of implant retained dentures. Implant retained dentures resolve all of the issues commonly seen with traditional dentures as they offer a truly permanent solution that are professionally manufactured and custom fit to each patients exact measurements. Ensuring your dentures fit properly can help prevent jawbone deterioration, enhance comfortability when talking and eating, and so much more. You also will never have to deal with adhesives again as your new denture will “snap-on” and fit securely and comfortably. Your new dentures will be so secure, you will finally be able to enjoy your favorite foods again like apples, steak, and even corn on the cob without any worries!
Does Insurance Cover Implant Retained Dentures?
In most cases, dental insurance won’t cover implant procedures because there are often less expensive (albeit less permanent) options. For total tooth loss, some insurances may cover traditional dentures, but often not implant dentures.
It may be discouraging to hear that your insurance may provide little to no coverage for a treatment that can be so life-changing. However, you should know that we have a variety of flexible financing options available for these types of treatments. You can turn one large payment into more manageable monthly payments that fit your budget.
We never want cost to stop someone from being able to get the life-changing treatment that they need. While it is true that implant retained dentures are an investment, as Warren Buffet famously said, “By far the best investment you can make is in yourself.”
Call Our Scottsdale Dentist for a Free Consultation
Have you been looking for solutions for your total tooth loss or loose fitting traditional dentures? Stop living life unhappy and uncomfortable. You can be you again! We are proud to provide implant retained dentures for patients who want to be able to talk, eat, and function again with confidence. To learn more about how implant retained dentures can change your life, schedule a free consultation with our Scottsdale implant dentist and let us put a smile on your face!