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.
Are you tired of dealing with the embarrassment of missing teeth? You may have been considering dental implants as a way to fix the problem once and for all. There are many benefits to using this dental procedure as opposed to bridges or partial dentures. Here are a few reasons to go with dental implants to fill in those gaps.
You may have heard that dental implants take a while to install, since the post has to fuse with the jawbone before the permanent crown can be placed in your mouth. While this is true, the key thing to know is that the wait is to get the permanent crown installed. You will be given a temporary crown until then, which will provide quick results that look better than not having any tooth at all.
One of the great things about dental implants is how the tooth looks completely natural. If the missing tooth is one that is visible, a dental implant is going to be a wise choice so that others cannot tell it is a fake tooth. The color and size will look great, and the tooth won't shift around like with partial dentures.
Better Oral Health
You may not realize that a dental implant will actually improve your oral health in the form of healthy gums and teeth. When you're missing a tooth, that portion of your jawbone actually lacks the stimulation needed to keep the bone healthy. If it isn't stimulated by a natural tooth's root, the jawbone starts to deteriorate. Placing a titanium post into the jawbone acts just like a tooth's root, which gives stimulation to the jawbone every time that you eat. This can help keep your gums healthy, which cannot be done with a dental bridge or partial dentures.
A dental implant doesn't require any special maintenance to keep it in good condition. All you need to do is brush and floss like normal to keep the gums that surround the dental implant healthy. Having implants doesn't mean that you can ignore your oral health, since issues with gum disease can cause an implant to fall out just as if it was a real tooth.
Not sure if dental implants are right for you? Reach out to a dentist like Thomas Krull, DDS, PC for a consultation. You'll be surprised at all the benefits dental implants can provide that you may not be aware of.