When it comes to the overall health of your mouth, you want to make sure you’re doing everything you can to keep your smile looking great. For many people, that means getting dental implants instead of dentures to replace missing or damaged teeth. Here are 4 reasons why dental implants are an excellent solution.
1. The Look and Feel of Natural Teeth
Designed as a natural-looking replacement for missing or damaged teeth, dental implants look and feel more natural than dentures. They’re permanently fixed in place to fill the gap of missing teeth for a natural fit for chewing and brushing teeth. They do not decay or require root canals and help preserve the integrity of existing teeth.
Dental implants help people maintain a healthy smile without the hassle and discomfort of removable dentures. In the past, a missing tooth or dentures meant impaired chewing ability and dental function as well as denture maintenance. Dental implants are a way to get back your smile and boost confidence while maintaining dental health.
2. Durability to Last a Lifetime
Dentures can wear down and may need to be replaced every few years. Dental implants are built to last, and with proper care, can last a lifetime. In fact, National Library of Medicine studies have reported a 90 to 95 percent success rate of dental implants over a period of 10 years. Dental implants also do not require the maintenance of dentures, and cannot be misplaced or lost.
3. No Slipping or Moving in the Mouth
Dental implants are permanent, are more secure, and don’t require the use of messy adhesives. Once they’re in, there is no worry about them moving or loosening. A well-designed denture can restore chewing ability, improve speech, and offer aesthetic appeal, but they must be removed and cleaned daily to prevent oral hygiene issues.
When not fitted properly or cared for, dentures can experience movement issues. They can easily slip out of place, click, or loosen when eating or speaking. Even worse, people who wear dentures overnight, have poor dental hygiene, or do not clean their dentures effectively may experience oral health issues including dry mouth, gum irritation, oral thrush, or mouth sores.
4. Jawbone Preservation
When teeth are lost, the jaw bone can begin to deteriorate. This process is accelerated for denture wearers since there is no root structure in place to stimulate bone growth. Dental implants support jaw-bone health. They help preserve jawbone tissue and can even help prevent further bone loss.
Dental implants are an excellent solution to replace loose or missing teeth. Their natural feel makes it easier to eat and speak with confidence. If you’re considering replacing missing or damaged teeth, be sure to talk to your dentist to learn if you would be a good candidate for dental implants.
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