Why Dental Implants might be a Better Option than Dentures

If you are tired of loose-fitting dentures, schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist. They can improve your appearance while providing you with a dependable solution that is as secure as your natural teeth once were.

Many people go to a cosmetic dentist following tooth loss, but they can treat people who have gotten dentures and are tired of wearing them. Dentures have been worn for centuries, the first ones were made out of wood! Hints why George Washington didn't like to smile.  Today, they are a dependable solution that allows people to eat and speak clearly (as long as they fit correctly). However, they are a removable prosthetic and therefore will never feel like or function as well as natural teeth. So, many people find themselves making changes to what they eat and how they eat it. Some people even find it difficult to meet friends for dinner, concerned that their dentures will make it difficult to eat.

Implants are a great alternative!

Cosmetic dentists focus on the appearance of your smile, but also on its functionality. While you can replace your missing teeth with a bridge or dentures, implants are the only solution that are surgically placed. To complete the procedure, a titanium post is placed under the gums and secured to the jawbone. Titanium is a unique material that the body treats like natural matter. This makes it possible for Osseo integration to take place and the implant and bone to fuse together. This takes several months to complete, but will happen without you noticing, and the result is amazing. Your jawbone will then be able to provide your new replacement tooth or teeth with the same level of security your natural ones had. This means you can bite directly into a hard apple or eat a plate full of ribs without worrying about your teeth. At the same time, your jawbone will benefit from this relationship because the implant will provide your jaw with the stimulation it needs to prevent resorption and a change to the size or shape of your jaw.

Another benefit to implants is that they are created and placed individually. This allows for a great deal of customization. So the implants look entirely natural and blend in with your surrounding teeth. Most people can’t even tell you have them.