Teeth Loss and Facial Collapse
When your teeth are extracted, the jaws bone begins to immediately shrink. The teeth no longer stimulate the bone and your body will remove the bone levels. It is the old cliché “if you don’t use it your lose it.” Over time the extreme bone loss will cause a condition known as Facial Collapse.
The top jaw bone has teeth.
The subsequent models show how the bone atrophies over time.
Soon there is a thin, weak jaw.
Patients who wear old fashioned dentures actually speed up the bone resorption. Soon no amount of denture adhesive will keep the old fashioned denture in place because there is NO BONE LEFT. This leads to a life of being an oral invalid. The facial structure sags in causing an elderly and gaunt look. This is because the teeth and bone no longer support the teeth. Dental implants are the only way to preserve bone levels after tooth loss.
Bone Loss causing premature elderly appearance.
Another point to think about, Americans are living to their 80s and 90s. Do you want to eat normally in your golden years? Do you prefer to keep your teeth in the bathroom drawer? Will you have gastric and other health problems because you cannot eat healthy meals? Do you want to eat soup every meal? Will you accept a poor long-term quality of life because an insurance company will not pay for the best treatment? Dr. Nugent has seen too much misery and suffering with old fashioned dentures.
If you are presently in old fashioned dentures and have little or no bone left, Dr. Nugent can still help you. With dental implant you can restore comfort and function. Plus, the implants preserve and stimulate bone so you will not suffer facial collapse. Also, the advanced implant dentures will lock into place providing secure retention.
Dr. Nugent is a leader in dental implant dentures and the All-on-Four dental implant denture protocol. Patients from Pasadena, Deer Park, La Porte, League City, Clear Lake, Friendswood and Houston Texas seek out Dr. Nugent for his expert dental implant care.