Dental implants are a highly beneficial treatment for patients suffering from any of several conditions. These conditions are detrimental to good oral health, some of which have the potential to cause further damage if not properly treated. So, there are many long-term benefits for patients by getting dental implants.
Patients who have damaged, discolored, misaligned or missing teeth have several options available to correct their smiles. Dentures can take the place of your natural teeth. Full or partial dentures will replace all or several adjacent missing or damaged teeth. Dentures are not ideal for many patients. They are not permanently anchored in place and need to be removed regularly for cleaning.
A More Effective Solution
Dental implants avoid the issues of grinding on adjacent teeth that bridges present. Your healthy teeth will be protected when you choose dental implants as an alternative to a bridge. Another long-term benefit of implants is that it will preserve the natural shape of your mouth.
Your teeth are held in place by the bone and soft tissue surrounding them. When you lose a tooth, that tissue tends to atrophy, or recede, causing a sagging effect in your facial features. Dental implants prevent this from happening through the ossification process, or fusing, ofthe implant to your bone tissue.
Eat Whatever You Like, Wherever You Like
Dental implants allow you to eat all the foods you enjoy without concern that something may come loose. Dental implant wearers need not worry about eating in public out of fear of losing dentures while attempting to chew certain types of food.
Dentures can also adversely affect patients’ speech because of their fit and positioning within the mouth. Dental implants allow crowns to be placed directly where your natural teeth are missing. This allows normal shaping of the mouth and tongue to form words naturally and unimpeded by an ill-fitting alternative.
A Permanent Solution
Dental implants are fused directly to the jawbone for a firm, permanent anchor that your dental crown can be placed on. Food particles are no longer a concern as with dentures where they can penetrate and cause discomfort and the potential for bacteria to form.
Your healthy smile depends on a full set of healthy teeth, working together. Your dental implants will prevent adjacent teeth from growing out of alignment. With dental implants in place, your teeth will retain their proper alignment just like your natural teeth.
Dental implants can last a lifetime with only minimal adjustment occasionally required. Dentures, by contrast, only have an expected lifespan of up to ten years and must be removed for cleaning and maintenance regularly. Once your dentures reach the end of their lifespan, you will need to replace them at additional cost.
Implants cannot decay, so they remain healthy-looking throughout their long lifespan. They can be brushed and flossed just like your natural teeth. And best of all, at Pearland Family Dentistry, dental implants are affordable, with financing options available in addition to, or in lieu of, dental insurance.
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