Why Replace Dentures with Dental Implants?
In the not too distant past, people who had lost teeth were forced to either live with the loss or replace them with dentures. Fortunately, today there are more options so that patients can choose the best procedure for themselves. More and more people are beginning to choose dental implants. Even if you already have dentures, it may be time for you to consider the switch to an implant. Implants offer several benefits over dentures, but it is important to weigh these advantages to see if it is worth it for you to cross over.
Implants are placed in a two-step process into your mouth. The first involves the installation of a titanium post into the bone underlying your gums. This post is securely anchored into the bone, so when the implant is attached to the top, you know that it won’t be moving freely around your mouth.
In addition to the implant being installed in your mouth, your body will recognize the post as part of your body and begin to build new supporting bone around the post. This not only helps to reinforce the implant itself but can also help keep your neighboring teeth strong. The buildup of new bone also increases the bone density of your jaw and makes you more resistant to damage.
Dental implants are specifically designed to match your existing teeth. This means that many people won’t ever know that you have completed dental work. Many implants are made of porcelain that is dyed to match your specific tooth color. Porcelain implants are designed to look and feel like natural teeth. Many patients think that they are so good at mimicking their other teeth, that they forget that they even have an implant.
Changing your daily routine to accommodate for dentures can be difficult for many patients. Remembering to purchase the appropriate cleaner, adhesive, denture trays and other requirements will become a thing of the past with your new implants. Implants are designed to work just like your natural teeth. This means that the cleaning process is also very similar to your typical oral routine. That means brushing twice a day for two minutes, flossing daily, and getting regular dental appointments. Some of the only concerns that patients have with their implants is making sure that they are using the appropriate toothpaste.
The implant can be harmed through abrasive toothpastes which can scratch or mar the surface. In order to avoid this, avoid abrasive toothpastes, or toothpastes that are designed specifically for smokers. If you have any questions about what toothpastes you should use, discuss options with your dentist.
Many patients who have dentures know the feeling of a denture starting to come loose in a setting that they can’t control. This feeling can be very stressful and uncomfortable for patients to navigate. On the other hand, dentures offer patients confidence knowing that no matter where they are, their teeth will stay in place.
Implants offer patients the ability to confidently speak in public or enjoy their favorite foods at restaurants without their teeth becoming loose or dislodged.
There are many advantages to dental implants over dentures. If you’ve been considering either option, or you already have dentures but are looking for something to fit your lifestyle, schedule an appointment with Smile by Choice here in NYC today. Implants are quickly becoming a preferred dental choice for patients because of their ease of use, ability to stay in place, and for the overall improvement in oral health. It’s never too soon to talk to your dentist about all of your dental needs. Call us today at 917 412 2334 .