Ever since the advent of implant dentistry, dentures are becoming a less popular choice for teeth replacement. Gone are the days when getting dentures were the only choice you had to replace missing teeth. If you have a few missing teeth, or are tired of wearing dentures, here are a few reasons why dental implants are a better choice. Horbury Dental Care’s experienced team can help guide you through the implant process and choices available to you.
One of the greatest advantage of dental implants is that they look and feel like natural teeth. Dentures are however a dead give-away. They look too perfect to create the illusion of your natural teeth. With dental implants you don’t have to worry about feeling like a fake. They are strong, stable and perform similarly to natural teeth.
Wearing dentures is like wearing a wig, it could fall out anytime. Dental implants stay in place, so you will never have to worry about your teeth moving around during a conversation, or falling out during a fit of laughter. Better yet, you won’t have to worry about your dentures falling out when you blow out the candles on your birthday cake. The thing about dental implants is that they are as secure as secure can get. This means they won’t let you down and cause embarrassment in social settings. If your dentures have caused you embarrassment on numerous occasions, it’s time to switch to dental implants.
Dentures can last between five to seven years; however, if they become loose, they will have to be rebased or relined. On the other hand, if you opt for implant dentistry, aside from the occasional readjustments, your implants can last you a life time if you care for them properly. This means also, that implant dentistry is more cost effective than dentures. If you want to save money, then dental implants are the clear winner.
The problem with wearing dentures is that you have to take them out at nights, the same way you remove your contact lenses. With dental implants, you keep your teeth in your mouth and not in a glass overnight. It may take a while for you to get accustomed to having dentures and so you may forget your teeth halfway into your journey to the store, or a very important occasion. Now, that is one thing that will never happen when you are wearing dental implants.
If you are replacing a few teeth and want to preserve your remaining teeth, implant dentistry is the ideal choice. This is because your dentist has to grind away the teeth on the sides of the missing teeth. In addition, going around with missing teeth can cause the other teeth to shift out of place because they have no support. Dental implants will provide support for these teeth and keep them in place. Implant dentistry has revolutionised the dental industry. It offers individuals a more reliable, convenient and cost effective way of replacing missing teeth. If you are not a smoker and have healthy gums, there’s no reason why you should be walking around with dentures, or a toothless smile. Why not opt for implant dentistry? You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.