Dental Implants could be the Answer
|April 1, 2016
Although dental care has certainly improved over the years, millions of people in the United States deal with tooth loss requiring dental implants, dentures or bridges. People lose their teeth for a variety of reasons, including accidents, but the main cause of adult tooth loss is tooth decay and gum disease.
Ancient burial sites prove that implants have been around for centuries, using everything from seashells to semi-precious stones. However, 60 years ago the only missing tooth treatment options available were dentures and bridges. Thankfully, dental implants have changed things.
So What Are Implants?
The American Dental Association explains that implants are literally replacements for the roots of your teeth. Dental implants, usually manufactured out of titanium steel, provide the strongest foundation available for both fixed or removable teeth. The replacement teeth are made to match the color of your own natural tooth or teeth.
There are several advantages when it comes to implants that include:
Because implants look, and most importantly, feel like your natural teeth, you will look better, and because they actually fuse to your jawbone, your implants will become permanent.
You Can Speak Freely
If you wear dentures that are ill fitting, your teeth can slip, making it difficult to talk. Your dentures may make you slur or mumble your words. Implants will allow you to talk freely without worrying that your dentures may fall out or slip.
Because your new dental implants are actually a part of you and fuse to the bone, it eliminates discomfort. Dentures can become increasingly uncomfortable, especially if they don’t fit as they should.
Eat and Enjoy
Dentures can slide making it uncomfortable and difficult to chew. Your new implants will be as strong as your natural teeth and allow you to enjoy your favorite foods without pain. Your dental implants allow you to eat with confidence.
Dental Implants will give you your life and your smile back. People with missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures may not want to expose their teeth, much less flash their pearly whites. Implants help boost your confidence while improving your self-esteem.
Better Oral Health
Because your other teeth do not have to be reduced, as they do when a supported dental bridge is used, more of the natural tooth stays intact, which will improve your oral health in the long-term. Individual implants will also make it easier to access in between your teeth, which helps improve your oral hygiene.
Implants are as strong as your natural teeth. In fact, so durable are dental implants that they can last for the rest of your life as long as you practice good oral hygiene.
Dentures can be downright embarrassing and inconvenient because they are removable. Dental implants eliminate the need for messy adhesives as well.
If you would like more information regarding dental implants, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Mehdizadeh from Floss Modern Dentistry in La Jolla. Dr. Mehdizadeh is a proud member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Call or click today.