Are you still undecided about whether getting dental implants is the right choice over sticking with your dentures? Concerned about whether they’re worth the effort to put them in place? We want to share what our patients tell us are the best things about having dental implants, and why they’re happy they made the decision.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants, unlike dentures, are permanent replacements for your missing teeth. You can get one or many teeth replaced with dental implants. A dental implant is a titanium post that is inserted in your jaw over which a new artificial tooth is placed. The result is a natural looking tooth that can last up to 30 years. Dental implants feel and work like real teeth, so you can basically treat them that way. Once you have your dental implants, there’s no extra work like there is for dentures.
There are many good reasons to choose dental implants over dentures, including a number of health benefits. Here are five of our patients’ favorite reasons:
1. Dental Implants Stay in Place
Keeping your dentures in place can be time-consuming and frustrating. The adhesive is a pain to apply. Despite your best efforts, the dentures may sometimes slip or loosen. You may find certain foods impossible to enjoy. Dental implants, on the other hand, allow you to eat, laugh, and converse with confidence. You eliminate the worry and embarrassment you had with dentures that can fall out or slip at inopportune times. There’s also no chance your dental implants will get lost. Avoid the stress of having taken them out in a moment of discomfort and not remembering where you left them. You’ll never again have to worry about going for days or weeks without your teeth until you can get a replacement set built. Travel is a lot easier, too, with no fuss about denture care or losing them on the journey.
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2. Your Smile Looks and Feels More Natural
Even the best-constructed dentures often have a slightly unnatural feel. The titanium metal used to fuse dental implants to your jaw eventually will bond with the bone, providing a solid foundation for your new teeth. Your teeth appear and feel like a natural part of your mouth Think about no longer feeling the soreness that can accompany having a removable dental apparatus in your mouth. You’ll be able to smile as much as you want without feeling discomfort. It’ll feel like you have your natural teeth again and allow you to go about your day more comfortable and relaxed.
3. They Help Prevent Bone Loss
The posts connecting your implants to your jaw do more than make you look good. They improve the health of your mouth by promoting bone growth. Dentures do nothing to prevent you from losing bone tissue over time. Continued bone loss with long-term denture use often leads to increasing discomfort or having to get new dentures as your jaw changes shape. Bone loss can give you a prematurely aged appearance as your chin and jaw recede. It can also increase the chances of a jaw fracture. The additional support that dental implants provide to the jaw bone and surrounding teeth is one of their most significant health advantages.
4. It’s Like Caring for Your Natural Teeth
Imagine saying goodbye to the jaw adhesives and denture soaking solutions. You can brush and floss dental implants the same as you would your natural teeth. They’ll last and provide you with lasting support as long as you maintain good oral hygiene. Dental implants don’t get cavities or need root canals. With good regular dental care for your gums and remaining natural teeth, they are designed to last for decades.
5. You’ll Truly Enjoy Eating Once Again
Permanent and stable dental implants let you consume your favorite foods again without worry or discomfort. You won’t have to turn anything away due to fear of having your dentures come out at the table. Imagine being able to chew a carrot or bite into an apple once again. Relax and enjoy social occasions, birthday parties and restaurant meals without worry.
Anyone who’s been living with a removable full upper denture knows they can also interfere with the taste of food. Adhesives may leave a taste behind that diminishes the flavors of your favorite foods. With dental implants, that problem goes away and you can once again experience the complete taste of food. Everyone agrees that good food is a big part of enjoying life. Get more out of your life with dental implants.
Balle and Associates of Las Vegas for Dental Implants
Balle & Associates of Las Vegas specializes in cosmetic and restorative dental procedures, including dental implants and “Teeth in a Day” one-step denture implant services. Contact us today to find out if one of these may be a solution for you. For more information, fill out our online form or call us at (702) 825-7933.
Balle & Associates is staffed by the most skilled and experienced general dentists in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Peter Balle and Dr. Tate Guild use a personalized approach to get to know patients and offer them services specific to their needs.