For patients who have no teeth, dentures can – quite literally – change the quality of life for the better. Modern dentures look very similar to natural teeth, but even current dental technology can’t create dentures that enable patients to chew food as they normally would. In fact, most people who wear dentures lose 70% of their chewing efficiency. Most people work around this inconvenience by taking smaller bites and chewing their food longer, but there is another way to improve chewing efficiency with dentures: dental implants that help to hold dentures in place. Dr. Parma is pleased to offer both dentures and dental implants to his patients from throughout the San Antonio, TX, area.
Visit Rick J. Parma for Dentures
Having a set of dentures made by a dental lab is simple enough – virtually any dentist just out of dental school can accomplish that task. But ensuring that dentures fit well, and giving the patient the ability to chew and talk without the dentures slipping, requires the services of a qualified, experienced dental professional. Dr. Parma is pleased to provide his patients with high quality dentures that look and function just like their own natural teeth.
Important Information about Dentures
The key to fully functional dentures is getting them to stay put in the patient’s mouth. Messy gels can help, but nothing works as well as anchoring the dentures in place with dental implants. These devices consist of an artificial root (actually a titanium rod) that is implanted into the patient’s jaw and holds an artificial tooth on top. Implants are intended to be permanent and cannot be removed, which means they’re very similar to a patient’s natural teeth. When implants are used to anchor dentures, it’s just like connecting the dentures to a patient’s natural teeth, which holds the dentures in place much more securely. Some patients even choose the all-on-4 denture, which utilizes dental implants to secure a permanent, “fixed” set of dentures that cannot be removed by the patient – so it’s like getting a brand new set of natural teeth!
Contact Our Office Today for More Information about Dentures
For more information about dentures, call our San Antonio, TX, office today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Parma. He can provide you with more information about denture options, and help you decide which one is the best choice for you.