Dental Implants a Smart Choice
The loss of teeth can happen for a number of reasons. While age is sighted as the most common reason, disease, and accident can also result in the loss of teeth. For others badly damaged teeth, cracked or heavily stained teeth are reason enough to make the choice for either dentures of dental implants. In most cases the recommendation from both dentists and those who have implants is to forgo the dentures in favor of the stability of dental implants.
When teeth are not repairable for whatever reason, having partial or a complete set of dentures will aid in maintaining overall health. The ability to chew is essential for digestion. While a dentist aims for the fit of dentures to be as stable as possible normal changes to the structure of the mouth and normal wear and tear on the dentures will affect how well they fit. Usually dentures will need replacing every few years.
Dental implants have become the new standard in replacing lost or seriously damaged teeth for a number of reasons. While having dental implants is more demanding in the fitting and placing of teeth the benefits outweigh this initial concern.
Dental implants available at Lynn Dental Care are a much closer match to the look and feel of natural teeth. Since these are designed to actually fuse to the bone these are also permanent and repair or replacement is seldom necessary.
The reason dentists feel so strongly about dental implants is this stability which makes eating easier and after the initial implanting pain free. Most dentist have seen denture patients repeated for problems with sliding dentures or food slipping between the dentures and the gum causing pain. Some patients with dentures will avoid certain foods even if these were favorites in the past because of issues with sliding.
Patients with implants report they can eat normally, and that other issues with sliding dentures don’t affect them. Speech for example is sometimes difficult for those with dentures as sliding or gaps causes a whistle or lisp when speaking.
Having dental implants like those available through Lynn Dental Care improves self esteem. The person with implants has a return to a normal smile. Care for dental implants does not require removal as it does for dentures, and no adhesive is needed to keep them in place. The look, feel, and convenience of normal teeth is possible with dental implants.
Dr. Brock Lynn