Oral Surgery: Dental Implants vs. Dentures

Oral Surgery: Reasons to Choose Dental Implants

For teeth replacement, there are two options: removable dentures and dental implants. Removable dentures are affordable and do not require oral surgery, but they can be problematic in the future. By undergoing oral surgery for dental implants, you receive a set of natural-looking teeth that will last a lifetime. If you are considering teeth replacement, here are some of the reasons to choose dental implants.

Natural-Feeling

Dental implants are the next best thing to natural, healthy teeth. By fusing with your jaw during oral surgery, dental implants are permanent, non-removable, and look and feel like natural teeth.

Dentures, on the other hand, are removable and do not have the same natural feeling. In fact, dentures can move around in your mouth while you are eating or talking, requiring readjustment. With implants, you ensure that your teeth will not move so you can live your daily life with confidence.

Convenient

Dentures can be messy and inconvenient. They leave sores in your mouth, require adhesive to apply them in the morning, and must be taken out every night for cleaning. Dental implants do not leave painful sores, nor can they be taken in and out. They look and act like natural teeth, so for care, you just have to brush and floss as you would with regular teeth. Although oral surgery may seem inconvenient at the time, you save yourself future hassles.

Improved Eating

Oftentimes, removable dentures cover the roof of your mouth and make it difficult to taste your food. With dental implants, your mouth is not covered so you can fully taste and enjoy what you eat. Additionally, dentures easily become loose, making it difficult to eat hard and crunchy foods. With implants, you can eat whatever you like without any worries.

Jawbone Growth

One of the most concerning effects of wearing removable dentures is the impact they have on your jawbone. Wearing dentures for an extended period of time can exert great amounts of pressure on your jaw and actually cause your jawbone to shrink. As your jawbone shrinks, your dentures will no longer fit and you will need them resized or replaced. Dental implants fuse with your jaw during oral surgery and act as natural teeth. Instead of exerting pressure on your jaw, dental implants can actually stimulate jawbone growth.

Oral Surgery at Lynn Dental Care

Lynn Dental Care offers a wide range of oral surgery services, including wisdom tooth extraction, root canals, and dental implants. For the convenience of his patients, Dr. Lynn at Lynn Dental Care performs dental implant procedures in the office. At Lynn Dental Care, patients do not need to seek outside help for oral surgery procedures. To learn more about our oral surgery services, contact Lynn Dental Care today!