Implant-supported dentures give patients the look and feel of their natural teeth and can cause a huge boost in self-esteem. Patients love the fact that adhesives are not needed and that they can bite into almost anything,
Richardson, TX (PRWEB) March 26, 2013
1 out of every 10 people living in the United States are missing one or more teeth. For many of these patients, they live misery of missing teeth, which can cause physical pain and emotional pain, such as a low self-esteem. Many patients, who are missing several teeth, elect to have dentures, which have been the most popular solution for many decades. However, dentures cause an assortment of problems of their own. Patients find that dentures can cause gum or mouth irritation. Eating certain foods becomes perilous, and speaking can also be difficult. Some patients experience mouth infections and loss of taste (due to a blocked palette), and most of these patients are forced to live with general denture discomfort. For patients that want a better dental solution, dental implants are becoming more and more popular. “Dental implants are made of titanium and are biocompatible. This means the gingiva, or gums, will grow around the titanium implant,” says Dr. Brianna Fluellen, a dentist at Brunelli Fluellen Real Family Dentistry located in Richardson, Texas. Dental implants also allow patients with dentures to have a procedure called Implant Supported Dentures. This procedure allows patients to receive just four implants, upon which a bridge or special dentures can snap right into place. Regular dentures sit on the gums and can cause irritation, whereas implant-supported dentures snap on to the implants, causing much less gum irritation. With implant-supported dentures, there is no need for dental adhesives.
Implants can be provided in just one visit, but because the gums must grow around the implant for support, patients must wait a few months before they can begin using snap-on dentures or bridges. “Implant-supported dentures give patients the look and feel of their natural teeth and can cause a huge boost in self-esteem. Patients love the fact that adhesives are not needed and that they can bite into almost anything,” says Dr. Fluellen.
About Brunelli Fluellen Family Dentistry:
Located in Richardson Texas, Brunelli Fluellen Real Family Dentistry offers over 25 years of experience. Dr. Alan Brunelli and Brianna Fluellen specialize in family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and preventative dentistry.
701 N. Central Expressway, Suite 4
Richardson, TX 75080