The quality of life of older adults especially in the retirement years can be dramatically compromised by unacceptable, uncomfortable, poorly fitting dentures.
Those unsatisfactory dentures can cause disruption of lifestyle, take away the pleasure of eating food, interfere with recreational activities or even lead to indigestion. Today, modern living should mean that dining out should be a delight, not a disaster!
This together with advanced changes of the face and mouth, mean that some older citizens or long-term denture wearers, would definitely benefit from the professional services of specialists in the art and science of removable partial, complete dentures, and implant dentures. The creation of beautiful smiles to improve the quality of peoples’ lives is the main aim of prosthodontists! Cosmetics are also important for the more discerning, meticulous working adult. High quality specialist partial or complete dentures would be appropriate to match their dress standards, profession and interaction with members of the public.
Improve Quality of Life
There are, however, functional limitations to complete and partial dentures, with ongoing bone and tissue shrinkage which accumulates over the years, particularly with lower dentures. As a result, thousands of older persons worldwide, as well as many in New Zealand have had their quality of life further improved by having their lower dentures (partial or complete), anchored on dental implants. Recurrent, ongoing denture ulcers, and looseness of that lower denture will be a thing of the past.
Start Chewing Again
Meal-time frustration’s will disappear and there may be no limitations on what you can eat ! Biting apples and eating steak are a possibility again together with added “feel-good factor” with improved self-confidence! Did you know that lower jaw implant dentures increase a patient’s ability to chew by up to 50 per cent? Older adults who have received lower implant dentures will alter their food choices, with their being able to eat greater amounts of hard-to-chew foods such as carrots, apples, and nuts.