Our Favorite Option for Tooth Replacement: Dental Implants
If you’re in the market for tooth replacement options but you’ve heard that dentures have some drawbacks, at Wayne Dental Care, we have just the solution — Dental Implants!
Dentures are a viable solution for tooth loss – especially if you’re looking for something fast. The problem is that dentures are worn over the gums and can slip out of place – even with denture adhesive. Because they’re not always properly secured, speaking and eating can be difficult.
Dental Implants, on the other hand, are placed beneath the gums and in the jaw itself. The result is a secure and stable attachment for permanent prosthetic teeth. Implants are our favorite option for tooth replacement for a number of reasons:
- They help retain the shape of your face. Without replacement teeth, the jaw structure can atrophy, leading to a sunken-in look. Implants prevent the jaw bone from deteriorating, keeping your mouth and cheeks where they’re supposed to be.
- They prevent further tooth loss. The gap created by a missing tooth allows the surrounding teeth to shift. When this happens, your bite can become misaligned and cleaning your teeth can become difficult. If you aren’t able to properly brush and floss, your chances of periodontal disease – the leading cause of tooth loss in adults – is significantly increased.
- They can keep you healthy. Yes, implants can keep you healthy. With less secure tooth replacement options, chewing the most nutritious foods – fresh vegetables, berries, a chicken breast – can become difficult, making it hard to naturally obtain all of the vitamins and minerals your body needs.
- Implants allow you to chew to your heart’s content. A fresh ear of corn at the Cooperage Farmer’s Market, a decadent salted caramel after dinner, even a piece (or two) of bacon at breakfast – dental implants have you covered.
They are permanent. You do not take implants out. They stay securely anchored in your mouth while you eat, sleep, speak, brush, and floss. You won’t misplace them, have to soak them overnight, or have to buy special cleaning implements. With proper care, your implants can last decades.
If you live in or near Wayne, Pennsylvania, and are curious about tooth replacement options, give us a call. We’re happy to review your choices and determine which prosthetics will best suit your lifestyle.