For those who are missing all their natural teeth, full dentures are one of the most common treatment options. Although dental implants are a little more expensive than dentures, they reduce discomfort and inconvenience and last for decades. This is why they are quickly becoming the preferred alternative for those who have missing teeth.
Appearance and Confidence
Dental implants appear more natural than removable dentures, which increases confidence and improves the appearance of a smile with missing teeth. They are permanent and are fused into the jawbone so they function exactly as natural teeth would.
Implants are extremely durable. The additional investment up front becomes clearly worth it when you consider the fact that implants will last for decades without any need for replacement. When cared for correctly, they may last through your entire life.
Health and Nutrition
With dentures there are many foods you have to stay away from either because the dentures fall out or the food sticks to them. Implants function exactly as natural teeth, meaning you can eat whatever you need to fill your diet with healthy foods that improve your health. Crunchy, chewy foods like apples and carrots are possible to eat when you have dental implants.
The root of the tooth is placed in the jawbone, and it stimulates the jaw to grow new bone. Once the root is removed the bone begins to be reabsobed back into the body and can shift the entire jaw over time. Implants are placed on the top of a titanium post that is inserted directly into the jawbone which means that the bone stays stimulated and generates new growth regularly. This helps to preserve the shape of the jaw and your smile.
At Advanced Periodontics and Dental Implant Center of Connecticut, Dr. Amato is happy to provide you with more information about the benefits of both dentures and dental implants as well as help you determine which option is right for you. Call us today at our practice in Monroe, CT to schedule an appointment to learn more.