Now that you have decided it is time to give yourself back your winning smile you may have questions about choosing dentures or dental implants, and further, what type of dental implant is right for you. There are several benefits of having dental implants, the biggest one that dental implants can replace just a single tooth or all of them. Click here to find a dental implant dentist.
Dental implants appear natural. They look as well as function like real teeth. Unlike having a conventional denture, there is no fear of embarrassment because of dentures falling out while you are eating, laughing or speaking in public. Even with newly placed dental implants there is no getting used to speaking with them as is often the case with dentures.
Caring for dental implants is very much like routine dental care. Since implants stay inside your mouth permanently, there is no removal to soak and store or handle. They are known to be really durable and can last a lifetime provided that you follow the required dental care. However, they are artificial teeth, acting like normal ones, which means you will never have cavities. Your regular dental maintenance after the implant has been placed will be mostly about keeping them healthy and shiny.
With conventional dentures there is possible resorption and bone loss, while dental implants, on the contrary, actually encourages bone growth through the so-called process of osseointegration. Since dental implants prevents loss of jawbone, you can be sure that you will keep that healthy and beautiful facial look.
Conventional dentures also require replacement as they cannot be repaired if they are broken. They may need to be replaced several times, especially due to deterioration of the jawbone. Dental implants are reliable and rarely need repair, mainly retightening if required.
Talk to a dentist specializing in dental implants to see if this is right for you.