I still remember my first denture lecture as a dental student: The lecturing doctor stood up in front of us and said:
“Don’t you ever forget one thing: dentures are only ever better than nothing at all!“
This from the head of the Prosthetics department. Prosthodontist are the top specialist in fabricating false teeth. I got the message loud and clear. Old fashioned lower dentures are the worst treatment option for missing teeth.
The floor out the mouth elevates and the tongue muscles get in the way. Thus, the poor old lower denture does not have a a snowball’s chance in hell of staying put. Plus, the patient struggles to speak and eat while the old fashioned denture jumps around in the mouth with a life of its own.
Patients can’t eat solid food. They are worried about the denture falling out during normal speech. They live in constant anxiety due to the huge embarrassment of the dentures falling out. Lastly, the movement of the denture rubs sore spots on the gum tissue. This leaves the patient in utter misery.
Furthermore, there is absolutely nothing the concerned dentist can do about it. Try as they might, adjusting, remaking, relining and rebasing the denture will not fix the problems of an old fashioned lower denture. Thus, the cycle of miserable patient and miserable dentist starts.
Alternatives to old fashioned dentures: dental implant dentures
Dr. Nugent can modify your existing dentures or create implant dentures from scratch. Two or Four dental implants are placed into the jawbone. The implants will act as anchors and the denture will SNAP into place for a solid connection. The real beauty of a lower implant denture is that it keeps the cost down. There is no expensive bridgework and only 2 or 4 implants are required to hold the denture securely.
The dental implant denture can be removed for cleaning, but when placed in the mouth it is very stable. With properly executed implant dentures the biggest worry is where to go out to eat.
See how Dr. Nugent can change your life with dental implant dentures. Dr. Nugent has been voted Best Pasadena Texas Dentist multiple times. Let his denture experience help you regain your dental health.