This article explores the benefits of choosing dental implants to replace missing teeth and not conventional removable dentures.
We all know that your teeth are quite useful in helping you eat. This becomes especially evident when you lose your teeth to gum or periodontal disease and are forced to either manage without them entirely, or with teeth replacement devices such as removable dentures. The value in getting new teeth with dental implants goes so much further than in restoring bite function and, of course, your appearance; although these are among the most important benefits. In this article, the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons who work with new teeth implants will be explaining to us the key benefits patients can expect to enjoy from getting beautiful new teeth.
So many people live with failing and/or missing teeth and gum disease for so long that they forget what it’s like to smile openly without embarrassment, shame or reservation. Those family photos just aren’t what they could be with a miserable and uncomfortable-looking parent or grandparent standing in the background, are they?
With new teeth, you will immediately enjoy the ability to smile openly again. The bridge held in place using dental implants is expertly fabricated to look just like a complete set of natural teeth and gums, so your smile will once again be beautiful, healthy and natural looking without the thin, pinched appearance that dentures typically give.
Eat Your Favorite Foods
Your teeth are an important part of your digestive system! Without them or with inferior teeth replacement technologies, such as removable dentures, you simply can’t enjoy the variety of foods you used to. In fact, eating can become such a challenge that the edentulous elderly can suffer from malnutrition as a result! Patients also experience digestive problems because they are not able to chew their food properly.
A dental implant-supported bridge facilitates a strong and natural bite force that enables patients to eat most of their favorite foods and even those you thought you’d never be able to manage again, such as steak and corn on the cob. Eating and chewing comfortably, without teeth that hurt your gums and move around, is just one of the many benefits offered by dental implants.
Additionally, owing to the much lesser bulk used in the fabrication of the bridge (as opposed to dentures), it won’t compromise your ability to taste your food properly, nor sense subtle variations in its temperature and texture.
Feel Comfortable and Confident
New teeth implants offer an impressive suite of benefits and advantages over traditional removable dentures. In addition to those mentioned above, dental implants...
- Once healed, don’t typically damage the neighboring teeth in your mouth or the surrounding gums,
- Help prevent persistent pain and discomfort often associated with removable dentures
- They help to promote excellent jawbone health and in doing so, prevent atrophy and a loss of bone volume,
- This in turn helps to prevent premature aging and the need to have the dental bridge refitted to accommodate the changing shape of the jawbone (as is the case with dentures.)
- Dental implants are typically a one-time expense because they can last many decades and seldom require restoration or replacement.
- They typically do not need repeat expenses, such as adhesive strips, soaking solutions and anesthetic gels,
- Implant supported bridges do not generally trigger the gag reflex or cause embarrassing social problems, such as halitosis (as dentures can).
For all these reasons and more, new teeth specialists urge Americans in need of a second chance at a beautiful smile to seek treatment using dental implants. Make a long-term investment in your oral health and quality of life.