No two denturists are the same. If you have been wearing dentures for a while, you know that no two sets of dentures are the same. Finding a quality, experienced denturist can seriously impact the comfort of your dentures. You do not have to deal with loose plates, gums that are rubbed raw, distorted speech, and the inability to eat your favorite foods. If you have any of these problems, there are a few things that you can try before replacing your dentures. Use what I have learned over my 15 years of wearing dentures to find a perfect fit and optimum comfort in your dentures.
You may have been missing one of your teeth for a while now or maybe you have just lost it. No matter what the case is you should have the tooth replaced. If you have been missing the tooth for a while then you may need to have braces or clear aligners put on as well if the lack of that tooth has caused gaps in your other teeth. One of the options you may have available to you is to have a dental implant put in to replace the tooth that is missing. You probably have questions about getting a dental implant and you may find a lot of the answers you are looking for listed here:
What if I can't fit a dental implant into my financial budget?
While it's true that a dental implant can be a bit more costly than other options, there are good reasons for this. Implants take several procedures to have them put in and there is a lot that goes into it. However, the benefits can often be worth the expense and there may be different ways you can fit it into your budget. You may be able to use a medical credit card at your dentist so you can pay the credit card off over time.
Your dentist may also have a program that allows you to finance the procedure through them, so be sure you ask. Maybe you can get a loan from a family member or friend. If you really want an implant there are different ways to work it into your finances, but you may need to think outside the box. Also, see about paying for each step separately instead of getting the entire bill at once. You may even be able to push out the next session a bit so it falls in line with your paycheck.
Is a dental implant really one of the better tooth replacement options?
Dental implants will only be the best option for you if you meet the necessary criteria which your dentist will check for. But if your gums and jawbone is in good shape and everything else checks out then it is a great option. The implant is fused right to the bone and this means it gives you the very next best thing to a real tooth.
Once the dental implant is in place it will look no different than your other teeth. It will also be strong like them. It will feel just like all the others so you won't be able to tell the difference. You will also be able to care for it in the same manner, even being able to floss between it and the teeth directly next to it.