Posted on 8/20/2019 by Dr. David Wanserski
|Oral health is important, and if you are missing a few, or all of your teeth, getting prosthetic teeth will help improve your oral health. We have found that many patients think that if they are missing teeth, the only option for replacing them is by wearing dentures. This is not the case, and today we will look at dental implants and how they compare to dentures.
Whether you are missing teeth due to decay, disease or injury, it is important for your overall oral health that you consider replacing them with prosthetics. If the idea of getting dentures leaves you uneasy, there are alternatives. Dental implants are often times a better long term solution for replacing teeth, whereas dentures will eventually need to be remade or relined to maintain their fit in your mouth.
Dental implants are exactly that, implants directly connected to your jawbone. This preserves your jawbone and helps you maintain a youthful appearance. With dentures, over time your jawbone can continue to deteriorate and this can cause a 'caved in' appearance in the face. Dental implants are easy to care for, just like natural teeth while dentures require regular nightly cleaning and special storing overnight.
Since dental implants are securely attached to the jawbone, there is no chance of them slipping or becoming uncomfortable, nor do they require adhesives to keep them in place. This is one advantage that can appeal to young patients who may not want to spend the rest of their lives wearing removable dentures. Implants are a long lasting investment that can extend the life of your remaining natural teeth.
If you are ready to start thinking about restoring your smile and improving your oral health, please give our office a call today. We look forward to helping you put your best smile forward!