The Use of Denture Adhesives

Many people decide to address this problem themselves with the use of dental adhesives or creams. Not only is there an enormous long-term financial cost to this approach, but it also may not be healthy. There is some preliminary information that questions the safety of excessive use of dental adhesives because of the ingestion of zinc (a major ingredient in most adhesives) and its possible association with neurological disorders dental file. Although this possibility exists, it is somewhat unclear and much more research will be needed on this topic. If you need excessive amounts of adhesives to stabilize your dentures, please see your dentist and discuss your options just to be safe.
In addition, when comparing patients with and without teeth, it has been shown that edentulous people generally have difficulty chewing foods tough in texture and may even modify their diets in unhealthy ways by eating less vegetables or protein, instead eating foods with higher fat content that are easier to chew. Statistically, edentulous people are at a nutritional disadvantage as compared to those with natural teeth.
It’s All About Improved Quality of Life
Edentulism can negatively impact a patient’s overall quality of life. Assessing quality of life is complex — its attributes include adequate functional and psychological health, life satisfaction and self-esteem. Edentulous patients with dentures, particularly those who have adapted to the treatment poorly, can encounter severe psychological and social consequences water picker.
The original goal of implant treatment was to help patients avoid dentures altogether by treating their impairment with a non-removable or “fixed” prosthesis (tooth replacement device) supported by dental implants. Dental implants replace the root parts of teeth that are anchored in the bone, below gum level, allowing attachment of the crown portions of teeth — the visible part of teeth you can see. And while this approach has helped many people, not all patients are candidates for this treatment. Many times it does not address all the deficiencies caused by tooth loss, or satisfy cosmetic needs; and for some, it is economically unrealistic.
Fortunately, there is another option to dentures or complete implants — the lower jaw two-implant overdenture (an implant retained denture). In a sense, it is a combination of both a denture and dental implants. Two dental implants, strategically placed, instead of the four or more needed to support a fixed bridge are sufficient to support a “traditional” lower denture. The denture is modified to fit on this new “platform” and placed over the two implants — hence the term “overdenture dental instruments.”

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