If you are currently wearing dentures, you are all too familiar with denture adhesive creams. For many individuals, dealing with these messy gooey and expensive creams is a big hassle. Or, perhaps you are concerned about the safety of your denture adhesive cream. Many denture adhesive creams contain zinc. High blood levels of zinc have been linked neurological damage and problems. Although the amounts of zinc are not supposed to be harmful when the denture adhesive creams are used as directed, there is some concern about their long-term safety. For this reason and more, many individuals are ready to ditch their denture adhesive creams. But what is the alternative?
The alternative is dental implants. Dental implants are a revolutionary tooth replacement system that provide a long-term, fixed solution to tooth loss. The implants take the place of missing tooth roots and can be used to support crowns, bridges or dentures. While the cost of dental implants are higher than traditional dentures, the money, time and hassle that is saved is well worth the cost for many people. That is why dental implants are currently considered the gold standard for replacing missing teeth.
There are very few medical reasons that would rule you out as a candidate for dental implants. However, if you have been wearing dentures for a long period of time, you may have lost some of the bone in your jaw. If there is not sufficient bone in the jaw to successfully place the implants, bone grafting may be needed to prepare your jawbone for the successful placement of implants.
If you are tired of dealing with your denture adhesive cream or if you are concerned about the long-term safety of your denture-adhesive cream, talk to a dental implants specialists in your local area today. You will be glad you did!
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