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New Jersey Dentist explains solutions for loose dentures.
Loose dentures can be extremely frustrating for many people. It can make eating certain foods difficult if not impossible. Although dentures are custom fitted to a persons mouth the reality is that everyone is different and some people can adapt and learn to love their dentures, others simply cannot get used to them. On occasion the denture can be adjusted so that it does not overextend in area that are lifted by the muscles. A proper balanced bite is also very important to the fit of a dentures.
At Serenity Smile Designs we use T-Scan to adjust all of the dentures make to provide the best possible fit, this helps by preventing off center bite forces from dislodging a dentures.
Unfortunately even with a perfect fit ultimately the fit of a denture is dependent of the size of the tongue, the floor of the mouth, and even throat anatomy and everyone is different. A lower full denture is held in place by your tongue, which means you must learn to eat and speak while still using your tongue to hold the denture in place. Many must use paste to help hold a denture inregardless of how great the fit is.
Dentures often loosen as time goes on since the bone under the dentures start to resorb over time making the situation worst. Dental implants are a great option for those looking to make a denture tighter.
IMPLANTS CAN MAKE YOUR DENTURE TIGHTER
At Serenity Smile Designs: Cosmetic, Implant, & General Dentistry in Egg Harbor Township we have had great success in pairing implants that contain snap on buttons with dentures to help stabilize them. If you already have a denture or need a denture, as few as two implants may be very effective in stabilizing your denture. This very affordable implant option will make your denture remarkably tighter, improving chewing ability and increasing self-confidence. You no longer have to worry about your denture falling out when you eat or speak, nor will you need excess pastes and powders to hold your denture in place.
REPLACEMENT OF SEVERAL MISSING TEETH
In cases where a person does not want to wear false teeth or dentures that must come out at night, implants are very effective at replacing several missing teeth. Several implants can be placed to provide support for the custom made tooth replacement option that best fits your particular case.
Traditional treatment options for tooth replacement, Crown & Bridge and full or partial dentures, address the cosmetic problems of missing teeth, but do not stop bone loss. Bridges also require that two or more healthy teeth must be prepared to serve as posts for a bridge. This can leaving them at a higher risk for cavities, and the need for root canal treatment. If the original abutment teeth fail, more healthy teeth must prepared to serve as posts, putting other healthy teeth at risk.
With implants, however, the healthy teeth are left alone. Dental implants, like natural teeth, also transmit chewing forces to the jawbone, which reduces bone loss that can lead to premature aging and weakening of the jawbone and the loss of chewing ability.
REPLACEMENT OF ALL MISSING TEETH
Dental implants can be an excellent option for the person who cannot function properly with a full denture. Implants can be used to fully rehabilitate a person’s smile while restoring both chewing capabilities – and confidence. There is a wide variety of options to choose from when rehabilitating your teeth. The best option for you will be determined during a consultation between you and your dentist to give you the best treatment option that meets your needs. Contact our Egg Harbor Township dental office today for a consultation!
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How much will Invisalign cost?
How much does Invisalign Cost?
On average, clear aligners will range in cost from $1,800 (do it yourself braces) to $10,000 across the United States. Regular braces are often similar to these costs. These are average prices and may include at home trays. Invisalign’s official website states that average cost of Invisalign can range from $3,000 – $9,000. The cost of clear aligners and orthodontic treatment is dependent on many factors and ultimately varies from patient to patient. Any properly trained dentist will need a formal consultation to give you a cost estimate since treatment should be customized to a particular patient.
Cost factors may include:
- Case Severity
- Overall health of your mouth
- Treatment Time– straightening teeth vs bite correction
- Geographic location
- Experience of your doctor
- Dentist training: Advanced Training
- Type of Dentist: Orthodontist, General Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist
- At Home Dentistry such as Smile Direct Club
Are Orthodontists more expensive than general or cosmetic dentists?
Costs tend to be higher amount orthodontists but that does not mean they are more experienced in the adult dentition. While orthodontics in children is a field that is often reserved for orthodontists, the adult mouth is often left to those experienced in the adult dentition.
Are all invisalign dentists the same?
Training levels in invisalign can vary anywhere from a two day course to hundreds of hours of didactic training and post op training. Dr. Erik Mendelsohn and Dr. Alexa Previti of Egg Harbor Township are cosmetic dentists with extensive training in TMJ, Adult Full Mouth Rehabilitations, Implants and Invisalign. They both are members of the American Academy of Clear Aligners and are formerly trained by Dr. David Galler. Before choosing an invisalign dentist we highly recommend you look at their smile gallery prior to choosing you clinician.
Why Choose a cosmetic dentist for your ortho?
Getting your teeth straight with invisalign can be easy for some cases, this is not true for all. Quite often a smile may need a combination of veneers, bonding, bite refinement, and TMJ in conjunction with invisalign. A cosmetic dentist formerly trained in those fields may better serve an adult looking for Invisalign and a better smile.
Will my bite change after invisalign?
Your bite most certainly will change after invisalign. Getting teeth straight is often the easy part, managing bite issues after the teeth are straight can be challenging. Many people and even dentists don’t necessarily consider how a person’s bite will be effected by orthodontics and invisalign. Once straight the teeth no longer hit the same and this may be an issue.
Issue of bite changes may include headaches, sore teeth, and even TMJ. We recommend a thorough TMJ joint evaluation with a BioJVA prior to any orthodontic treatment.
Often times dentists will tell their patient’s that the teeth will “settle”. Dr. Erik Mendelsohn and Dr. Alexa Previti are trained on bite changes and full mouth reconstruction and will tell you this is not true.
In order for the teeth to settle they must move back into a position they often need to shift which may make them crooked again, this is why many cases become crooked after completion. The only way to prevent this is to do a bite refinement to prevent complaints such as “My bite feels off” after treatment . We often see patients from other dentists that require a bite refinement after orthodontics. This is accomplished with a T-Scan. Which helps us to digitally calibrate a person’s bite.
Should I get “at home braces:
While this treatment may work for a few individuals, this may cause terrible problems for many. The issues we often se after DIY braces is bite issues which may or may not be severe, Headaches, poor results. Now some of those issues can be minor other times it can be catastrophic requiring thousands of dollars and significant time to correct. If you notice any of these issues after At Home Treatments we recommend seeing your dentist immediately.
Invisalign is an amazing treatment option for many adults and even some teenagers and will truly enhance your smile and give you more confidence in yourself. While costs of invisalign may seem high, an investment in yourself is often priceless and most dentists offer payment options.
Call Serenity Smile Designs located in Egg Harbor Township NJ for an invisalign consultation at: 609-646-1989
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