The news that you are going to lose all your teeth can be shocking and hard to deal with. Just as monumental is making the next decision: should you invest in dental implants or are dentures a better choice for you? This can seem like too much to decide right now. The good news is that you can actually try dentures first, then change your mind and have dental implants later.
However, it is best to take only a short trial with dentures, because it’s better to have implants placed sooner rather than later.
Your tooth roots don’t just anchor your teeth, they stimulate your jawbone. When your teeth are removed, your body begins to think that your jawbone just isn’t as necessary any more, and it will begin to remove material from the bone, resulting in a loss of density and size. If you wait too long, there might not be enough bone to support dental implants.
Dental implants can stimulate the jawbone to prevent the loss of bone, but dentures don’t. However, some dentures can cause your body to lose more bone density than others, which is why economy dentures are a bad choice if you’re trying dentures.
On the other hand, FOY Dentures® make a good choice for trial dentures. Because they are some of the best-fitting dentures on the market today, they can give you an idea about the best fit you are likely to attain with dentures. If FOY Dentures® don’t give you the fit you want, chances are that you’ll need dental implants to do better.
Another advantage of FOY Dentures® is that their better fit eliminates the pinch points and excessive forces that can lead to increased loss of bone. This means that you’re more likely to have adequate bone for dental implants if you decide that you want them after trying dentures.
And, best of all, your FOY Dentures® can be adapted to be supported by dental implants. This means that your investment in them isn’t lost, and that when you get dental implants you can enjoy the youthful appearance benefits of these dentures, including fewer facial folds, less jowling, and a less sunken appearance around the mouth.
Want to learn more about making this complicated decision and why The Denture Fountain of Youth® might be your best choice? Please call 610-272-0828 today for an appointment with a Philadelphia denture dentist at Dental Excellence of Blue Bell.
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