5 reasons to choose Dental Implants instead of Dentures
A pearly white smile can increase confidence as you talk, smile and eat. However, one survey suggests that around 178 million Americans are missing at least one of their teeth and as many as 40 million are missing all of their teeth. If you are one of them, then you are likely considering the best way to get back that confidence again.
Likely, you have heard of the different prosthetic options to choose from including dental implants, dentures, and bridges. At Rotary Way Oral Surgery, the team of oral and maxillofacial surgeons recommends dental implants for several reasons.
5 REASONS TO CHOOSE DENTAL IMPLANTS
DENTAL IMPLANTS LOOK LIKE NATURAL TEETH
As mentioned at the start of the article missing teeth can affect your smile and confidence. You can restore your confidence again with dental implants because they are custom made to look like your actual teeth. Not only will you be able to smile again as you used to but you can even go back to eating crispy food like apples and corn on the cob.
DENTAL IMPLANTS ARE PERMANENT
Unlike other dental prosthetics, dental implants are permanently bonded to your jaw making them extremely durable. It also means that you don’t have to worry about sticky adhesives to fix your teeth. Dentures may need to be adjusted after some time as they do not encourage bone strength. Your jaw can change shape over time and your dentures can feel uncomfortable. They are also resistant to decay.
DENTAL IMPLANTS ARE EASY TO CARE FOR
Dentures can sometimes get dry and inflexible if they are not cared for. Dental implants, however, require only normal teeth cleaning routines. You are not going to get cavities in your implants but you still need to keep your gums and jaw bone healthy. Brushing your teeth at least twice away and flossing at least once is all you need to keep your oral health in good condition. This is far easier than the cleaning routines of removing and cleaning your dentures overnight in cleaning solutions. Obviously, you will still want regular checkups with your surgeon as often as he recommends
DENTAL IMPLANTS KEEP YOUR JAW HEALTHY
The roots in your teeth have two very important functions. Firstly, they provide a strong foundation for your teeth. Yet, what many don’t know is that they also stimulate bone growth in your jaw. Our bodies go through a continual renewal process replacing old cells with new ones. When there are missing teeth new bone cells are not stimulated in that area of your jaw and you can experience bone loss. This can lead to further tooth loss and your face shape may change.