Have you ever wondered about the benefits of dental implants vs. dentures or partials? I often recommend implants as the best course of action for patients who have a missing tooth or teeth. The reason being, implants provide a permanent, long-term solution.
Dentures have come a long way as far as aesthetics, however they don’t allow your smile the full function it once had. Chewing certain foods can be difficult, especially in public! Dental implants are attached to the jawbone, giving your teeth a strong foundation. This fusion process allows for stimulation of the bone beyond function and chewing. It prevents issues that occur when an individual is missing a tooth.
Without the stimulation that a living tooth provides, jawbone deteriorates overtime. This causes a sunken and hollow facial appearance. Implants also blend in with the rest of your teeth and won’t make you feel like you are wearing extra material in your mouth. When the implant process is complete, your teeth will be strong and healthy. They will also look great and blend in with your natural teeth. An implant case often turns into a larger cosmetic dentistry case that allows me to give the patent a complete smile makeover.
For more information about dental implants or missing teeth, please don’t hesitate to contact me.