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Dr. Jeffrey Jones on Dental Implants Attention Denture Wearers With approximately 35 million denture wearers in America, surveys show only 30% are happy with their dentures. And these 30% generally still need refittings, but at least Your Jawbones are MELTING! they are happy. 70% report significant problems. Amazingly, the worst thing about dentures is something that most Americans are not After all, what else can they do? The teeth are already gone. even aware of, let alone understand. It’s actually quite simple. It`s also quite obvious What is the answer? and can be easily proven. Everyone who has lost all their teeth is melting! (Well, the jawbones are melting anyway). And shrinking! Yes! Shrinking! Shrinking for the rest of their Why suffer? lives. All the way back to Adam and Eve, when Have Quality a human being loses a tooth; the bone in the extracted tooth area shrinks away. It happens of Life! every time and the process starts immediately after the extraction. Within a year the bone is around 60% gone and this shrinking continues for the rest of the person’s life. Anywhere in this article you see the word shrink, shrank, shrunken, shrinkage, or melting, you can substitute the words “lose bone”. Multi-millions of Americans report their dentures no longer fit as well as they used to. What happened? Well, it’s pretty basic. I joke with my patients that I have never seen a denture that shrank. It’s the person who shrinks. They lose bone and the gums also become thinner. Hundreds of millions of denture “relines” or refittings are done in America. HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS! In 100% of these cases, the person’s bone and gums have shrunken. That’s why the denture loosened in the first place. Melting, shrinking ... it`s all the same. The scientific phrase is “resorption after tooth extraction”. Google it and check it out! Be academically honest. Patients say all kinds of incorrect things about why their denture (that used to fit) now no longer fits. So I want to set the record straight. If you are wearing a denture, your bone and gums are slowly shrinking and will continue to shrink for the rest of your life. In fact, the pressure created by the denture accelerates the shrinkage and bone loss! That last fact really stinks! I`m sorry it`s all so negative and I wish I had an easier answer for you, but the proven fact is that only the presence of natural teeth or dental implants stops this process. It appears there may be an exception to this rule. You can listen to a small percentage of people who loudly proclaim they don’t ever need refitting of their dentures. If they say it, I believe them, and I am happy they are doing well. However, the fact remains that for every person who says this, I can clearly demonstrate 10 to 20 people who claim they have problems. Nearly everyone is familiar with Poligrip, Fixodent, Effergrip, and Seabond. These major brands are advertised on national television using Hollywood celebrities. Remember the ads using Florence Henderson from The Brady Bunch, Claude Akins, and Martha Rae “the big mouth”. Although these nationally run commercials on major networks may or may not be currently being broadcast; it’s obvious advertisers spend multi-millions of dollars and huge amounts of denture adhesives are being sold. There are obvious problems with dentures that cannot be denied. They cover the entire roof of the mouth and cover thousands of taste buds. This clearly reduces a person’s ability to taste and enjoy food. Does anyone doubt that millions have difficulty chewing well with a denture? ... especially hard things like apples or carrots or meat or dozens of other foods. Studies show that a denture only chews less than 20% of what natural teeth can do. A small group of denture wearers may say they can chew anything, but they are the lucky few, the fortunate exceptions to the rule. Multi-millions report problems chewing. 10 per cent of people can’t wear dentures at all. Dentures also result in gagging, lisping and other speech problems, premature aging, increased wrinkles, digestive problems, and sunken and other negative facial changes. Patients often feel dentures are too big and clunky. Many have significant pain and denture sores. Dentures impact someone not only physically, but psychologically as well. These effects include feeling older, lower self confidence, social inhibition, poor self image, secrecy of the situation, and a constant worry of being seen without teeth. Even changes in personal relationships. A 2015 study by Survata showed 56% of denture wearers felt limitations in their work interactions, social interactions, and romantic lives. To be continued .... MINI-IMPLANTS LESS EXPENSIVE “I have had traditional MILD and SIMPLE to PLACE larger implants done in Minis are less expensive than bigger the past, but I was stunned old-school dental implants. This cheaper how easy it was to put in my mini-implant. Only pricing helps more people afford implant procedures which are often 10 minutes to place it seen by the public as quite expensive; and only took Tylenol and sometimes even cost prohibitive. afterwards! No pain!” Here is a typical mini-implant procedure story: The patient has an ... Jeanne K. option of sedation. However, the Dr. Jeff Jones’ patient procedure is often so mild that sedation is not needed. After numbing the area, a pre-made plastic guide that has already been fitted to the mouth is put into place. This guide controls the vertical and horizontal positioning of the drill bit. Drilling of a single mini Upper Dentures often only takes between 30 to 60 seconds. One Cover Your Taste of the most common patient comments is that Buds. DON’T YOU they experience some splashing water. Another common reaction is surprise at how little drilling WANT TO TASTE YOUR there is. At this point the plastic guide is removed FOOD? and the mini is screwed into place. If there is more than one mini-implant being placed, the procedure is repeated. A post-operative x-ray is always taken to double check everything. That`s it! No sutures are required “GET RID OF YOUR because no scalpel cuts are done. Many patients only require Advil or Tylenol afterwards. Needless DENTURE!” to say, the farthest back areas of the mouth can be the most challenging to place and generally speaking the lower bone is denser than the upper bone and therefore drilling may take a brief time longer in more dense bone. The Very Best What is the best treatment for patients with no teeth? I started doing cutting edge dental implants in 1990 and now in 2020 I believe two methods are at the top. Both methods use uni-body full arch zirconia teeth. That is to say that a single block of zirconia is milled to the final shape. There are no seams, welds, or joints. Zirconia is remarkably strong, approaching the hardness of diamonds. In my career, I have never seen a patient with a broken zirconia dental restoration. These zirconia teeth are nearly the same size and in the same location as the natural teeth. Some patients who have had excessive shrinkage of the jaws after extractions or due to gum disease, will also need the gums replaced by using gum colored zirconia. But for those folks, it is a happy day, because they can have both teeth and gums replaced routinely. As far as size and location of the new zirconia gums, remember that the new gums are only as large as were the natural gums. Zirconia gums can also enhance cosmetics in many cases, but the size is still small. The emphasis is to make a great looking restoration as close as possible to the exact size of the natural teeth. This maximizes comfort, speech, and uncovers taste buds that are buried under dentures and partial dentures. Full arch zirconia teeth can be permanently cemented or can be built in a way that can be removed, but only by the dentist. fInanCInG aVaIlaBle - mini-implants as low as $90 a month Call (309) 826-6676 for a free Consultation! My Professions Advice is GET RID OF YOUR DENTURE! Why do 36 million people put up with something so full of problems? Like a lot of other things, the answer is probably money. I was joking with a patient the other day that if Bill Gates paid in full for dental implants with full arch zirconia bridges to replace dentures there would be a line behind my office front door 36 million people long. Not likely that will happen soon. Sorry, I can’t make implants not cost money, but I can say that in my entire career I have never heard a patient regret spending the money to get rid of their full denture. After I get rid of a patient’s denture I always offer them all their money back … if they will only give me back the dental implants that have replaced their denture. Get Rid of Your Denture with a Zirconia Bridge with Modest Monthly Payments. Free Consultation! Not one taker. Here is my professional opinion of the top 2 methods. One method has been the subject of much television advertising. Commonly referred to as Clear Choice or All-On-4. This method requires the gums to be cut open in multiple places, then significant bone is removed to create physical space for the future teeth. Four larger traditional implants are placed, gums are stitched closed and the full arch zirconia teeth are attached to the 4 protruding implant connectors. The second method is to place mini-implants. There are no incisions. No cutting. No sutures. No bone is removed to create space for the restoration. Between 6 and 12 mini-implants are usually placed depending on how much bone a person has. The same full arch zirconia teeth are used by both methods. The big differences in these top two methods are cost and surgical trauma. The mini-implant technique is significantly less costly and has less surgical trauma and potential post-operative pain than the All-On-4. Another common question is: What happens if one implant fails? Nationally, all types of dental implants have about a 5% failure rate. With All-On-4, you are down to 3 implants and the physical support mechanics are significantly compromised. It`s a four legged table, now down to 3 legs. The entire case is at risk. With mini-implants, you go from 12 implants to 11, 10 implants to 9 and so on. There is still plenty of support. Nothing needs to be done. Even 7 down to 6 generally works. Current research has discovered an interesting observation. All-On-4 is a two piece system. That means there exists an implant and an internal connector, called an abutment. They screw together and therefore, there is a seam between the two. Research has shown bacteria can possibly grow in that seam. Mini-implants are unibody. They are a solid one piece construction. There is no seam where bacteria may collect. Stop suffering with dentures! Isn’t it time to have a much higher quality of life? Jeffrey Jones DDS, LLC is a general dentist licensed in the State of Illinois and provides state of the art dentistry. Dr. Jeffrey Jones 305 S. Linden St. Normal, IL