Have a gap in your mouth from a missing tooth?
Bridges or dentures don’t have to be your only options. In fact, implants are usually a better choice. Not only do they look and feel more natural, they keep the rest of your teeth in good condition.
Take a look at these five benefits of dental implants and find out why they’re right for you.
1. They Look and Feel Natural
Dental implants look exactly the same as all your other teeth, and they feel just as real. You won’t even notice you were missing a tooth. This means your smile will look the same, which will boost your confidence.
Over time, the implant will actually fuse to your bone, so that means no wiggling or moving around. This will make it feel no different than any of your other teeth.
2. The Implant Will Last Forever
The same can’t be said for things like bridges or crowns. Though they last a long time, bridges and crowns usually have to be replaced every 10 to 15 years or so.
Even dentures have to be replaced every three to eight years. What’s more, dentures can actually wear down and lose teeth, and that just puts you back to where you started.
Because dental implants fuse to the bone, they can last a lifetime. They won’t wear down like dentures, and you most likely won’t ever have to replace them.
3. They Don’t Take a Lot of Maintenance
To take care of your dental implant, all you have to do is brush it and floss it like normal. That takes a lot less time and effort than taking care of your dentures.
Think about it.
To clean your dentures, you have to remove them and rinse them after you eat (which can sometimes be a long process). Then you have to clean out your mouth without the dentures and soak the dentures overnight.
And this is on top of your normal brushing routine.
Besides, with dental implants, you get to skip that messy adhesive. Implants look better and are a lot easier to take care of.
4. They Are Stable (and Stay Where They’re Supposed to Stay)
Aside from being a pain to clean, dentures don’t always stay where they’re supposed to stay. In other words, they can slide around when you’re trying to eat.
Though this is annoying at the best of times, it can be completely embarrassing if you’re eating with other people.
As you mouth continues to change, the dentures may not fit as well as they used to. That may mean you have to get another pair. If you don’t change your dentures, their bad fit could cause sores to develop in your mouth.
Implants stay right where they’re supposed to stay no matter how long you have them.
5. Implants Keep Your Other Teeth in Place
One of the benefits of tooth implants is they can keep the rest of your mouth healthy.
When you get a bridge, the teeth on either side of the bridge have to be filed down and shaped so the bridge will fit correctly. This can make your teeth more susceptible to decay, disease, and buildups of bacterial plaque. These things might lead to a root canal.
Unlike bridges, implants keep the surrounding teeth from shifting and keeps them healthy.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are usually a much better choice than bridges or dentures. They are easier to maintain, look better, feel better, and keep the rest of your mouth healthy.
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