Patients with missing teeth generally have more than one option to replace their natural teeth. We tell our potential Denver dental implants patients that implants are the best solution to replace missing teeth. Naturally patients want to know what the advantages of dental implants are. Patients may be considering dentures, a dental bridge or partial dentures. After patients have learned about the advantages of dental implants, we try to guide them into making the right choice based on an educated decision.
The Advantages to Dental Implants Include:
Permanence: Dental implants are surgically implanted into the jawbone making them integrate permanently, mimicking the natural tooth root. This makes them very durable and for many patients who practice adequate oral health means that they will live a lifetime with their dental implants. This surgical placement also makes the dental implants very convenient, eliminating the need to remove dentures and fumbling with messy denture adhesives.
Improved Quality of Life: Dental implants are made to look and feel like your natural teeth. They will never slip in your mouth as many dentures wearers have experienced, and you can laugh and speak without the worry that your dentures might slip out. In addition, dental implants are very comfortable, make chewing easy, and don’t require the patient to give up foods that they might of had to because of dentures.
Improved Appearance: Dental implants integrate with the jawbone and prevent it from resorbing or deteriorating. Dentures do not boast this same benefit and require that patients constantly get new dentures to fit their rapidly deteriorating jawbone. Also, a reabsorbed jawbone may make a patient look older, creating a sagging facial appearance.
Improved Oral Health: Implants allow for improved oral health for many reasons. For one, they allow patients to eat whatever foods they like, thus improving their nutritional benefit from healthy foods. Also, they do not require that other teeth are reduced as a dental bridge does. Furthermore, they are typically easier to clean and maintain than dentures, which need to be removed and cleaned to remain bacteria free.
To learn more about the advantages of dental implants contact our office today.
Dr. Grabiak DMD, FAGD has completed extensive dentistry training in advanced dental techniques and typically completes 100-150 hours of dental continuing education classes yearly. This is six times more than most state's licensing requirement.