Almost 30 million Americans are missing one, several, or all their teeth. We might shrug this off and say, “They can wear dentures in Pittsburgh, can’t they?”
But there is an invisible problem associated with tooth loss hiding below the gumline. Bone tissue needs stimulation to maintain its strength and health. Wherever your jaw has missing teeth, bone disintegrates. But do not despair. There is a wonderful and permanent solution to the problem of bone loss – using dental implants to support your dentures.
A dental implant in Pittsburgh is a titanium alloy post that is inserted into the jawbone, taking the place of missing roots. Four implants are required and your dentures “snap” into them. Implant-supported dentures are stable and integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact. Finally, the denture can be easily removed for cleaning and servicing.
Even if you have been told you don’t have enough bone to support an implant, the Snaptite Smile® solution needs less bone than traditional dentures. It’s a snap!
Regular dentures …
- feel unnatural
- need denture adhesive
- can contribute to bone loss
- must be removed at night
- limit your ability to taste food
- reduced variety of foods
- diminished biting force
- become loose, wobbly, and uncomfortable.
Snaptite Smile …
- feels normal
- secured in place with implants
- slow or prevent bone loss
- remove only to clean your implants
- tastes the food you love
- eat what you like
- chew with strength and confidence
- secure fit & long-term stability.
Want to learn more about how we combine the benefits of dental implants and removable prosthetics? Curious if it’s the right fit for your smile? Get in touch to book a consultation. We will explore the options, and I’d be glad to answer any questions you have.
Yours in excellent dental health,
Dr. Michael Corsello, your Pittsburgh dentist