Dental Implants: A Preferred Alternative to Dentures

According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, around 70% of adults aged 35 to 44 years seat least one tooth due to reasons such as dental fractures, gum disease, tooth decay or any kind of injury/trauma.

But who says you need to go through life with missing teeth? These days you can easily find amazing solutions for missing teeth, such as dental implants or dentures.

What is a dental implant?

Dental implants are basically replacement teeth that are surgically implanted into the jawbone. You can easily benefit from this treatment if your gums are healthy.

What is a denture?

Dentures are basically false teeth or removable replacement for teeth. There are two main types of dentures: complete and partials.

Dentures are usually not an ideal solution for missing teeth among patients because if they are not fixed with the proper adhesives, they may slip out of place while speaking or eating. In addition, they require more maintenance compared to dental implants.

Benefits of Dental Implants Over Dentures

With the right oral hygiene and dental care, the life expectancy of implants could go up to 20 years!They are often popular when one or two teeth are missing, but can also be proven beneficial as an alternative to dentures.

Some benefits of dental implants include:

  • Strong implants restore teeth to function like natural teeth.
  • Their life expectancy makes them more attractive and a cost-effective option.
  • With implants, you need not worry or get uncomfortable in public because unlike tooth-supported replacement teeth they will not slip out of the mouth.
  • It retains the natural appearance of your face.
  • Unlike dentures, implants help stimulate the growth of the jawbone and prevent bone loss.
  • You can care for dental implants just like you would your natural teeth—no additional maintenance required.

At Bruce Parker, DMD, we can provide you with dental implants to restore your smile once again! Book an appointment today to find out of dental implants are right for you.