Missing and unhealthy teeth create a number of problems for your oral health and your overall health, but not all tooth replacement options are equal. Dentures, for instance, have been a widely used form of tooth replacement for centuries. While dentures are absolutely better than getting by with missing or severely decayed teeth, they can also be uncomfortable, awkward looking, and a hassle to clean and maintain.
At New Albany Implants, we offer a tooth replacement solution that solves many of the problems associated with dentures. Here are four reasons you should consider coming into our office in Southern Indiana for dental implants:
1. They Look Great
Dental implants are designed to look just like your natural teeth. Whereas, dentures can become loose and look awkward in your mouth, dental implants are anchored directly to your jawbone, so they will stay in place. No one will be able to tell the difference between your synthetic teeth and the ones you were born with.
The cosmetic value of dental implants cannot be overstated. Having a beautiful smile you can be proud is important for your confidence and self esteem. Smiles are a vital component of interpersonal communication, so if you are hiding your smile because of missing front teeth, then you could be damaging your ability to effectively communicate in professional and social situations. Dental implants will give you a smile that is beautiful and natural looking.
2. You Can Eat What You Want
The titanium posts implanted into your jawbone create a synthetic root that will keep you replacement tooth as secure as your natural teeth. Dentures rely on suction and dental adhesive to stay attached to your gums, and that becomes more difficult as your gums change shape and your dentures loosen. As result, you have to be careful about what you eat. Sticky foods and foods that require a lot of chewing are problematic because they can cause your dentures to come loose and fall out.
Dental implants function exactly like your natural teeth, so you don’t have to worry about them coming loose when you eat sticky foods. Many foods that are good for you are difficult to chew with missing teeth or dentures, but dental implants are secure enough to handle healthy, high fiber foods. So the ability to eat want you want doesn’t just mean you’ll be happier come dinner time, you also be healthier.
3. They Are Easy to Clean
Dental implants require no special cleaning routine. You simply brush and floss like you normally would. No soaking your teeth in a glass overnight, and no special cleansers required. A healthy home care routine is essential for maintaining your oral health, but your dental implants will not present any additional hassles.
4.They Maintain Jaw Bone Density
One of the biggest problems with dentures is that they do nothing to stop you jawbone from deteriorating. Without the roots of your natural teeth for support, you will lose bone density in your jaw. Essentially, your jaw will get thinner as it loses bone mass. This causes dentures that once fit perfectly to become loose and slide around your mouth, which is not only uncomfortable, it can affect your speech and your appearance.
Titanium is the material most commonly used for dental implants, not just because it is strong and light and readily available, but also because of its ability to bond with bone. Osseointegration is the process in which human bone actually grows into a foreign substance. Titanium is widely used for surgical and dental implants because of its natural proclivity to osseointegration. With the titanium roots of dental implants there to support your jaw’s integrity, you will maintain bone density and keep your natural jawline.
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Don’t feel like you have put up with annoying dentures that are always falling out when you need them most. And don’t continue to live with the pain of chewing with teeth that are decayed. Dental implants will give you long lasting and good looking relief, while protecting your oral health. You can replace a single tooth, a few in a series, or a whole row. Dental implants are versatile and effective.
Come see us a New Albany Implants and we can discuss what option is the best for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our Southern Indiana office.