What Are My Options for Missing Teeth?
Long ago, dentures were the only option for replacing an entire arch of teeth. Thankfully, there is now a more comfortable and permanent solution. Dental implants offer patients many advantages and are designed to look and function just like real teeth. That means no creams or adhesives are required! Below we’ve outlined some of the other differences between dental implants and dentures.
Dental Implants vs. Dentures
- Securely integrated into the jaw bone which means no slipping or moving around
- Low maintenance
- Look and feel like real teeth
- Long lasting- often a permanent solution
- Help prevent gum and bone deterioration therefore promoting a youthful appearance
- Creams and adhesives necessary to keep denture in place
- Slippage and movement can occur
- Problems with speaking
- Problems with eating
- Reline and replace often required
- Deterioration of jawbone can cause facial collapse and a prematurely aged appearance
Often people need to replace their teeth because they have been lost due to gum disease, injury, or other reasons. Dental implants not only look and feel like real teeth, but they are also built to last a lifetime.
A dental implant may be the best option to replace a single tooth as it does not sacrifice the health of the teeth surrounding it. Often people chose to replace their missing tooth with a bridge or a partial, which may require the cutting down of healthy, adjacent teeth, often sacrificing the health and bone quality of these teeth.
Missing teeth can negatively impact overall quality of life but thankfully there are replacement solutions available. The dental implant dentists at Joseph R. Nemeth DDS & Associates utilize the All on 4 to replace an entire arch of teeth. Patients can receive implants and a new set of teeth all in the same appointment!
Dental implants provide a permanent solution to individual missing teeth, perhaps caused by tooth extraction or decay. They can also be used to stabilize dentures instead of pastes and adhesives, giving you a stable bite while promoting bone retention. If you require tooth extraction or if you are already missing teeth, dental implants can improve your life. Do not settle for a temporary solution.