Your smile is your first impression, but what happens when you’ve got missing or broken teeth? At that point, it’s time to consider some sort of replacement teeth. There have been traditional options, such as dentures, in the past, but today, the best answer is often permanent implant teeth. You can even get dentures that are held in place by dental implants. To learn more, check out these five benefits.
1. Permanent Implant Teeth Look and Feel Natural
Dental implants feature a component that attaches to the bone of the jaw to support a dental prosthesis like a crown, bridge, dentures, or facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor. A titanium form bonds with the jaw and holds the dental prosthetic or tooth attached. The tooth itself is made from the same material the teeth attached to dentures are made from, and the implants are sized, fitted, and polished to look and feel just like your own teeth, right down to the color. Because implants actually fuse with your bone, they become permanent in both look and feel. Except you can’t get cavities in an implant!
2. A Long-Term Option
With good care, implants are very durable and many will last a lifetime. In fact, the success rate of permanently implanted teeth is reported to be as high as 98%. In addition, permanently implanted teeth offer improved oral health. No other teeth are impacted or shaved so the implants fit, and no bacteria-harboring bridges or plates are used.
3. Improved Appearance
Permanent implant teeth help your face maintain its shape. Missing teeth cause cheeks to fall in and appear sunken. In contrast, implants look and feel like your own teeth and keep your face shape unchanged.
4. Fixed, As If You Grew Them
Because permanently implanted teeth become a part of you, they eliminate the discomfort of dentures, and they don’t slip or slide while you talk or eat. Implants function like your own teeth. After getting implants, you’ll be eating your favorite foods in no time and without pain. Implants are easy to care for as well. You simply treat them just like your other teeth. By keeping with your regular dental care routine (flossing, brushing, etc.), your implants will be as happy as you are!
Additionally, you don’t keep your implants in a cup, like you do with dentures. With implants, your teeth remain in your mouth where they belong all the time.
5. No Slippage
Permanently implanted teeth are custom made to fit specifically to your mouth. With dentures, poor fit has frequently been a problem leading to slippage, sores, and discomfort. Since implants are attached to the bone, there is no slippage or problems with sores. With implants, you’ll smile more often and you won’t slur your words or whistle while you speak as you might with dentures. Additionally, dentures sometimes slip, requiring repositioning during a meal or a conversation. Permanently implanted teeth remove that threat and allow you to converse and eat with peace of mind that your teeth won’t move or make odd and unnatural noises like clicking.
There is no better option today than going with permanent implant teeth when you need to fix your beautiful smile. If you’re interested in permanent implant teeth, contact Shallowford Dental today to schedule an appointment.