Implants Make Life Better For La Mesa Denture Wearers

dental implants La Mesa

The condition of your teeth has a significant impact on your quality of life. San Diego denture wearers understand this all too well. The path from healthy teeth to a toothless mouth is downhill. Tooth decay and gum disease are painful. Treatments such as fillings and root canals are costly and inconvenient. If the teeth can’t be saved, tooth extraction brings more physical and psychological pain. Extraction is usually followed by bone recession.

While dentures are certainly preferable to having no teeth at all, they certainly come with a host of troubles. They can irritate gums and make breathing, eating, tasting food, talking, and laughing difficult. And dentures are not a once-and-your-done solution for missing teeth. As the jaw shrinks, they require relines.

But there is hope! Dental implant technology can significantly improve the quality of life for San Diego people who have been wearing traditional dentures. To a certain extent, implants halt the downhill progression of declining oral health due to tooth loss.

Dental implants can be used to replace several teeth and/or anchor over dentures. Mini dental implants (also called denture-stabilization implants) allow your dentist to securely attach an appliance so that it won’t slip or irritate gums. Small titanium posts are implanted into the jawbone and fuse with the surrounding bone, creating a stable base for an over denture.

Did you know that some La Mesa denture wearers retain only ten percent of their chewing ability? Implant-supported dentures can stop bone recession and restore near-normal chewing ability. Improved chewing function with implants can result in better nutrition and overall physical health. The psychological benefits are equally valuable. When Jeff Gray DDS patients are free of embarrassing denture-slipping, they are happier and more confident, and they socialize more often.

Before you spend money on another denture reline, talk to your La Mesa dentist about denture-stabilization implants.

Jeff Gray DDS provides industry-leading dentistry including teeth whitening, Invisalign, and porcelain veneers. Our courteous team is dedicated to improving the lives of our valued patients.

Call 619-337-7700 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gray. Jeff Gray DDS provides technologically-advanced general and cosmetic dentistry including sedation dentistry, instant orthodontics, and emergency dentistry. Our helpful team is zealous about oral health and dazzling smiles.


Missing Teeth In La Mesa? Dentures And Implants Restore Smiles

Missing Teeth In La Mesa? Dentures And Implants Restore Smiles

If you have had years of dental problems or are embarrassed by your teeth, our friendly and professional team at Jeff Gray DDS can help you find the restoration procedure right for you. You could be a candidate for complete or partial dentures or dental implants.

A removable replacement for missing teeth, dentures can be made in advance and positioned as soon as the natural teeth are removed. Our Jeff Gray DDS dental lab creates dentures that look just like natural teeth: attractive, healthy teeth.

If you still have some healthy, natural teeth, you can benefit from dentures without having your healthy teeth extracted.

Partial dentures fill in the gaps, replacing missing teeth to complete a smile. Partial dentures can prevent natural teeth from moving. Many La Mesa dental practices can complete these procedures in one day.

Many dental insurance providers cover most or all of the cost of dentures. Call us at Jeff Gray DDS and we can help you find out if your California dental insurance covers dentures.

Another alternative for La Mesa people with missing teeth is to receive dental implants. A dental implant is a permanent tooth restoration that is anchored into the jawbone, actually replacing both the root and crown of the tooth. Dental implants have many advantages, such as preventing jaw bone recession which can occur when natural teeth are removed. However, not all La Mesa dentistry patients are good candidates for implants. Call Jeff Gray DDS at 619-337-7700 for a dental implant consultation.

Dental implants can also be used to anchor a removable denture. The denture is ‘snapped on’ or attached to the implants for no-slip confidence.

The combination denture/implant smile restoration solution is being used successfully by many La Mesa dentists. It is usually more affordable than dental implant replacements for several natural teeth.

Replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health, improving your ability to eat and speak. If you are embarrassed to smile or laugh, it’s time to bring back your beautiful smile!

To learn more or to ask about dental financing options, contact our La Mesa office today!

Jeff Gray
619-337-7700
Jeff Gray DDS
https://www.smilesandiego.com

At Jeff Gray DDS, we provide advanced general and cosmetic dentistry. Ask us about Invisalign, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and laser dentistry.