Dental Implants Could Be the Perfect Solution
If you have missing teeth and are tired of dentures, dental implants could be the perfect replacement. Dental implants are permanent replacements for missing teeth and provide you with a stable support system that won’t let you down.
The Difference between Dentures and Dental Implants
Conventional partial and complete dentures are removable, which means they are not supporting your jawbone. If there is no support, bone resorption occurs. This means that your jawbone no longer has tooth roots to provide exercise for the bone. Over time, there may not be enough bone to support an implant-supported denture, but there are ways around that problem such as bone grafting.
Because dentures are not permanent, they will also need to be replaced every 7 to 10 years or even more so if you have gained or lost weight or have had extensive bone resorption. Ill fitting dentures slip, are uncomfortable and can make eating and talking difficult.
Dental implants on the other hand are permanent replacements for missing teeth as they are surgically implanted in or on the jawbone. Dental implants exercise your jawbone and eventually fuse together giving you the support you need.
The Advantages of Dental Implants
Dental implants are used to replace single or multiple teeth, preserve your bone structure and to anchor full or partial dentures.
Your Midwest City dentist explains that because dental implants act as natural teeth, eating and talking is much easier. Dental implants are also more comfortable and can last for the rest of your life as long as you practice good oral hygiene.
Dr. Julie Storm and her team will examine your teeth and gums to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants before referring you to a specialist for dental implant placement.
Call and talk to the team from Timberview Family Dentistry for a no obligation dental consultation with your dentist in Midwest City today.