Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN
We all are destined to get only one set of natural teeth, and then there are dentures, which is why keeping your teeth clean is important. But, as you age you may end up having cavities, needing root canals, and eventually extracted teeth. For some, they may lose all of their teeth to the point that they may consider dentures. At Devine Dentistry, our Nashville implant dentists understand that while dentures are practical and affordable, they aren’t always what people want.
We’ve got tips on how to avoid needing dentures, and what options you may have if you need dentures in the near future.
Take care of your teeth
Taking care of your teeth means brushing twice every day, and last but not least, floss daily! Most people don’t think flossing is necessary, but it is – it is essentially like brushing between your teeth. And as the credo goes, “only floss the teeth you want to keep!”
Along with brushing and flossing, you should also plan on visiting your Belle Meade dentist twice a year for dental cleanings and checkups. This allows us to spot dental problems as soon as they arise, rather than waiting until you need extensive dental work, which ends up costing more in the long run.
Got bad teeth, now what?
If a dental issue is spotted during your regular checkup, don’t wait to get it fixed. Schedule your appointment as soon as you can to get it taken care of. It is far easier, and less expensive, to remove a small cavity and repair it with a filling rather than waiting until the tooth causes you a great deal of pain in the middle of the night, and winds up needing a root canal or worse – an extraction. Also, if dental pain or something unusual arises between your checkups, get in to see us right away so we can address the issue.
All on 4 Dental Implants
If you are looking at getting dentures to replace your severely damaged or diseased teeth, dentures aren’t your only option. The All on 4 implant system offered in Nashville at Devine Dentistry allows you to get a whole new set of teeth in one day! The replacement unit is referred to as an overdenture, and is anchored to dental implants that are surgically placed into your jawbone. The results are permanent, and look completely natural. In fact, our patients who have received All on 4 enjoy many benefits including a confident smile, being able to eat what they want with no limitations, and comfortable replacement teeth that do not slip or cause sores in the mouth like traditional dentures are known to do.
While we hope, for your sake, that you avoid the need for replacement teeth, it still could be the future for you, please know that you have options and that uncomfortable dentures don’t have to be your endgame.
Denture alternatives in Nashville
If you would like to learn more about Teeth in a Day or the All on 4 implant procedure, call implant dentists in the Green Hills area at (615) 269-4209 to schedule a consultation.
Devine Dentistry welcomes patients of Belle Meade, Green Hills, and Nashville.