Dental Implants Are Better Than Dentures
Dentures are an old technology that have been around for hundreds of years. While dentures have done the job for many people in need of prosthetic teeth, dental implants are a modern technology that can beat dentures in every way. If you're looking for a prosthetic tooth option to fill in gaps in your mouth, implants may be a great option for you too! Here's what you need to know about implants and how they can help you fill in the gaps.
1. Implants Never Fall Out
Dentures aren't secure. In fact, they're designed to be removed and put back in on an as-needed basis. While this can be convenient sometimes, in general, dentures don't fit as well or as tightly as implants. The suction that dentures use to hang on to their place in your mouth can be easily disrupted. When this happens, dentures move around in your mouth (or worse - fall out of your mouth!). Dentures also need to be removed in order to be properly cleaned.
Implants, meanwhile, are completely secure. Implants get their name from the way they're installed - they're implanted in your jaw bone, where they fuse to the tissue. In this way, implants act just like your natural teeth. They can't fall out like dentures.
2. Eat Foods You Love
Dentures are notorious for being incompatible with certain types of foods. If you have dentures, you have to give up nuts, peanut butter, crusty bread, and more. With dental implants, you can eat all your favorite foods, because anything you can eat with natural teeth you can eat with implants. Your dentist will give you a tutorial on how to keep your implants safe and functioning properly when they're installed.
3. Dental Implants are Easy to Maintain
As already mentioned, dentures need to be brushed and soaked overnight to keep them from stinking. They also need to be cleaned after every meal. In order to clean them, they need to be taken out. They're cleaned by soaking in a special cleanser that is gentle enough for the material they're made from, but strong enough to get rid of the bacteria.
Dental implants are maintained just like regular teeth. When you have an implant in your mouth, you can brush twice daily, floss once per day, and get regular dental checkups. Your dental implants never have to be removed, and in fact, they can't be removed. This is why they're treated just like your natural teeth.
4. Keep You Looking Younger Longer
Dentures can make you look and seem older than you are. Meanwhile, dental implants completely replace missing teeth, and they fuse to your jawbone, so they're virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Getting implants can keep you looking younger for longer.
5. Implants Last Forever
Dentures are a short-term solution for your missing teeth. In fact, most dentures have to be refitted every 6 months to ensure that they continue to fit properly in your mouth. Dental implants, if properly cared for, can be there for life.
To ensure that your implants are well-installed and a permanent solution to your dental problem, work with a dentist with experience installing dental implants. A skilled dental professional will be able to assess your oral health to ensure you're a good fit for dental implants, and will also be able to install implants properly to ensure that they'll last for a very long time.
Talk to an Implant Specialist in Raleigh
Dental implants are great, but they’re not for everyone. You’ll need to be a good candidate, and you’ll need a skilled implant dentist. Williams, Daily & Frazier Dental has world-class training and experience, and we specialize in the latest science, technology, and techniques to place dental implants.
To make an appointment or if you want to know more about Williams, Daily & Frazier Dental, contact us.
Williams, Daily & Frazier Dental is a family and cosmetic dentist located in North Raleigh, NC with a team of dedicated dentists enthusiastic in their commitment to
their patients. We offer dental implants, Invisalign teeth straightening, in-office and home teeth whitening options, and Oral-B electric toothbrushes.
Contact Williams, Daily & Frazier at (919) 846-9070 for more information and to schedule an appointment today.