When you visit our cosmetic dentistry office, we can provide you withdental implants as an alternative to loose-fitting dentures. We treat patients who have recently lost teeth and those who are currently wearing dentures and looking for a better solution. We understand how crucial teeth are to being able to enjoy life. They give you the ability to smile with confidence, eat your favorite foods, and speak clearly. While you may not think about your teeth while you have them, after tooth loss, they can become thought-consuming. This is true if you do nothing and also true if you select a dental prosthetic that does not fit well or comfortably. In fact, many people visit our office for implants because they received dentures and are tired of worrying about their teeth. When dentures fit well, they can be a dependable solution. When they do not, they can become tiresome, creating anxiety and causing a change in behavior, like not wanting to eat in public. If you are in this situation, we encourage you to visit our dental office right away. We can discuss your options so you can receive a better solution that will allow you to enjoy life without thinking about your teeth.
Why are dental implants better than dentures?
When you visit our cosmetic dentistry office, we can explain the process in great detail. Essentially, it all comes down to the stability and functionality of your dental prosthetic. Dentures only deal with the problem of tooth loss from outside the gums. They are secured in place with wires and clasps or by surrounding your gums. As a result, this solution does nothing to address your lost root, especially since they are removable. Implants are entirely different. In this procedure, we implant a titanium post under the gums and secure it to the jawbone. The body treats titanium like natural matter, and the two fuse together over the course of several months. As a result, a new synthetic root system is formed, and the jawbone will provide the same level of security and biting force to this new tooth as it did to your old one. Simultaneously, your jawbone will receive needed stimulation, and the process of resorption will be slowed or stopped. This makes dental implants the best long-term solution for your oral health and the most secure of solutions for daily life.
In our cosmetic dentistry office, we also appreciate how easy it is for our patients to care for their dental implants. Once common complaint about dentures is that since they come out at night, there are additional care steps that must be taken. They need to be brushed carefully, soaked, and paste may be necessary to secure them. This creates more work for people with a busy schedule. With dental implants, all you need to do is brush your teeth with a soft toothbrush and toothpaste and then floss daily. That, in addition to receiving regular dental care, is all that is needed to keep your implants and your mouth in good condition.