Why dental implants? There may be many such questions circulating. The difference between having dentures and dental implants is profound.
Losing teeth is not fun for anyone, except for kids whose excitement over shedding their baby teeth are fueled by the promise of a nighttime visit from the Tooth Fairy. For everyone else, it can create unimaginable stress. We need our teeth to live. Digestion of our food begins in our mouths, where the food undergoes the first of the breaking down process. Without teeth, solid food would not be sufficiently ground, mashed, and made ready for further digestion via the stomach and the intestines. Proper nourishment would be impossible and we would suffer a great deal before subsequently succumbing to malnutrition.
Dentures create some measure of discomfort in the mouth. They are bulky and require messy adhesive gel to hold them in place. Sometimes the gel is not strong enough and the dentures may loosen up while chewing or speaking. Being compelled to purchase stronger, messier oral glue is burdening on finances and emotions.
While dentures merely fill the space that your natural teeth once occupied, dental implants actually replace the missing tooth or teeth from crown to root. Though it is a very expensive surgical, cosmetic procedure, the success rate is nearly one hundred percent and the overall performance equals that of real teeth. Dental implants can withstand the bite strength of the person’s jaw and they never decay, as they are made of durable, bio-compatible materials.
The implant surgery is simple, but not easy. While the patient is under anesthesia, a titanium screw is drilled into the persons jaw bone. This screw takes the place of the root and serves a the base for the porcelain crown. The patient must wait a few weeks for the screw to set and for the bone to heal and become one with the screw. Next, a crown on the screw, sized to fit the gap between the teeth that remain; sized to almost the exact measurements of the real tooth.
The advantages of dental implants far outweighs that of dentures. Implants look and feel like your own teeth. They become permanent because they fuse with your jaw bone. Because dental implants become a part of you, they eliminate the discomfort of dentures. Dental implants can last a lifetime.
Why dental implants? Simply put, they give you plenty to smile about.