Would you purchase a car if you knew it was only going to last a couple years? Maybe, but would you if you knew it would break down often and require frequent visits to the shop and more cash that you don’t have? Hopefully not. Maybe you could plan on saving a while and taking the bus or have a family member drive you places. So if you wouldn’t waste money on a lemon car why even consider cheap dentures. That’s just throwing your money away!
What’s your dream car? Ferrari, Bently, 1957 Chevy Bel Air Convertible? Oh the lengths we'll go to keep our dream car in mint condition. Will you go the distance to keep your smile in perfect condition? Just as you wash and wax your car or take it in for oil changes you should also be brushing, flossing and going to see your dentist for regular cleanings.
This morning when you were getting ready and looking at your reflection in the mirror, what did you see smiling back at you? Did you love your smile or were you wishing for something more? For so many people the time they spend getting ready in the morning is a battle with their self esteem. This battle continues throughout the day as you try to hide your smile or you notice someone staring at your teeth while you are presenting a business proposal.
Maybe you have been considering dental implants but worry about taking time off work. While we realise everyone’s body heals at different rates we know that the mouth generally heals very quickly. That being said here is a general healing time for dental implants.
We see people on a daily basis that are fearful of the amount of pain they believe will occur during an implant procedure. For years they put off getting an implant until they are facing the option of implants or dentures. Then they are finally ready to take the steps for dental implants.
A sweet elderly woman named Evelyn has been battling the discomfort, pain and embarrassing moments brought on by her dentures. She began to tear up thinking about her experience at her granddaughter's wedding the previous weekend. They served the family members steak, which she hadn’t been able to eat for years because of her dentures but she was too embarrassed to say anything. As she attempted to eat the steak, her poor fitting dentures began sliding around in her mouth. She was mortified as she discretely spit out the steak into her fabric napkin and laid it over her plate.
Removable teeth can simultaneously be a great help and a great difficulty for someone with missing teeth. While they may make work as a scotch tape fix, for long term they are, in essence, just devices that enable you to chew on your gums. Unfortunately, the consequence of chewing on your gums is bone loss.