Permanent Dentures for Missing Teeth in Rochester NY

Tooth loss affects millions of people, especially those over the age of 65. Tooth loss can be caused by gum disease, injury, or simply aging. Patients who experience tooth loss often report experiencing discomfort, insecurity about smiling, or talking, and are also at a higher risk of developing gum disease and causing further damage to their existing teeth. Many people opt to have dentures made to replace their missing teeth, especially if they have been lost due to age. But wearing removable dentures comes with a plethora of issues, including an inability to eat certain foods, discomfort in the mouth and jaw, and an increased risk of gum disease. Instead, permanent dentures are often the best option for patients missing teeth in Rochester, NY.

What are the Benefits of Permanent Dentures for Missing Teeth in Rochester NY?

Missing teeth can cause discomfort, insecurity, and other issues. While removable dentures can help, some people still feel like they are held back from some activities. Permanent dentures might be a good solution if you feel as though you are not able to do some basic things you could with your natural teeth. There are several ways that permanent dentures can benefit anyone who is missing teeth, or who have experienced unhappiness with removable dentures.

1. Permanent Dentures are Comfortable

Many patients who have worn removable dentures report experiencing issues with their dentures sliding or moving while they talk or chew. This movement causes the dentures to rub against the gum, causing ulcers and sores in the mouth.  Since permanent dentures are secured into place by dental implants, there is no slipping or sliding of the denture. This makes it more comfortable and natural to talk with your friends and chew your favorite foods.

2. Permanent Dentures Are Secure

Dental implants placed in the bone provide a secure and permanent attachment for dentures. This way, dentures remain in place at all times. You no longer have to worry about dentures coming out when you open your mouth too big or take a bite of something chewy.

3. Permanent Dentures Look Natural

To permanently secure dentures, dental implants are placed in the bone. The implant acts as an artificial tooth root, which maintains the shape and fullness of your natural jaw. Without the roots of your teeth (or implants), patients begin to experience bone loss, causing the jaw to look ‘sunken in.’ Permanent dentures are a great way to maintain a healthy, youthful aesthetic.

4. Permanent Dentures are a Long-Term Solution

Unlike removable dentures, permanent dentures are an excellent long-term solution for missing teeth for many people. Permanent dentures can help prevent gum infection and the loss of your jaw bone. They will help to maintain your mouth’s natural shape; they match your natural teeth and can help you feel comfortable and confident while laughing, talking, and eating your favorite foods.

Rochester New York Periodontist, Dr. Thomas Zahavi

If you think that permanent dentures might be the right solution for you, contact your Rochester Periodontist today. You do not need a referral from your dentist to schedule an appointment at Dental Implants & Periodontal Health of Rochester. Our friendly and experienced staff will work closely with you to ensure your needs are fully met.

Dr. Zahavi has extensive training in periodontology and utilizes the best technology to ensure you receive the highest quality of care possible. After your initial consultation, Dr. Zahavi and his team will put together a plan to give you a smile you will love. Call 585.685.2005 today to get started.

Board Certified Periodontist

Dr. Thomas Zahavi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He completed his post-graduate periodontal education at the Eastman Dental Center at the University of Rochester in 2006.

Dr. Zahavi obtained his combined DMD and Master’s degree Summa Cum Laude from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1997). He then pursued a speciality program in Prosthodontics (the restoration and replacement of teeth), receiving the highest honors in the residency program (2001). In 2003 he relocated with his family to the USA in pursuit of a residency program in Periodontology at the University of Rochester/ Eastman Institute for Oral Health. He was awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation and honored with a research fellowship from a major dental implant company. He is a Board-Certified Periodontist (USA) and Prosthodontist (Israel). His clinical experience and training in the two specialities proves to be invaluable, especially in patients requiring comprehensive periodontal and implant treatments.

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