If you’re missing teeth, especially in the front of your mouth, you likely want replacement teeth right away. Dentures are quick and less expensive than other options, but they might not be your best choice. If you must decide between dentures and implants, you may want to choose the latter. Below are a few reasons why.
Bone loss is a huge problem for denture wearers because dentures don’t stimulate jawbone activity like your real teeth do. Your natural teeth are embedded in your jawbone and exert pressure on the bone each time you chew, which stimulates new bone growth. While dentures put some pressure on the bone, they don’t exert enough to prevent bone loss. Implants, on the other hand, provide as much stimulation as natural teeth. Therefore, you will experience little to no bone loss with implants.
Once they’re in place, you care for dental implants like they were your natural teeth. There’s no need to remove them and clean them each night. You also don’t have to use an adhesive to keep them in position. After you heal, you won’t be able to detect any difference between your implants and real teeth.
There are some foods that you just can’t eat comfortably with dentures. Since dental implants act like natural teeth, however, there are no dietary restrictions that accompany them. With implants, you can eat apples, nuts, seeds, and anything else that makes your mouth water.
There are several reasons why dental implants are a better option than dentures. However, dental implants aren’t right for everyone. If you have missing teeth, call the office of Donald Tormey, DDS, today to schedule an appointment to see if you are a good candidate for new, dazzling implants.