For the longest time, dentures have been considered the go to treatment for missing teeth. The reason for this is the fact that dentures can restore a full arch of missing teeth quickly and affordably. However, dentures also have a reputation for providing treatments that are both uncomfortable and unreliable. It is for these reasons, among others, that more and more of our patients are choosing dental implants in Fort Lauderdale for their teeth restoration treatment. Today, Dr. Daniel Fenton is blogging from Fort Lauderdale, FL to talk about why you should consider using dental implants for your teeth restoration treatment instead of dentures.
A Better Treatment for a New Age
What sets dental implants apart from other teeth restoration treatments is the fact that, much like your natural teeth, they are directly fused to your jawbone. During the implant procedure, an implant fixture, which is one of the three pieces that make up a dental implant, is placed in the empty spot left behind by your missing tooth. As it heals, a process called osseointegration works to integrate your implant fixture into your oral anatomy, causing your body to accept your implants as completely natural. This process is only possible because dental implants are made from titanium, a biocompatible alloy that your body doesn’t recognize as unnatural.
Thanks to osseointegration, dental implants come with many exclusive benefits. For instance, because your implants are held permanently in place by your jawbone and gums, they should never get loose or move out of place. Dentures, on the other hand, are meant to sit, often uncomfortably, on top of your gums. Additionally, your dentures may require a messy adhesive in order to have any chance of staying in place; an adhesive that you will have to buy additionally. Even with an adhesive, your dentures can still move out of place, and can actually damage your remaining natural teeth in the process.
Another aspect of dental implants that sets them apart from dentures is the fact that they require no additional maintenance in order to stay healthy and strong. You will merely have to brush and floss them like you would your natural teeth and they can last you a lifetime. With dentures, you will need to remove them and soak them in a cleaning solution every night; this cleaning solution is also another additional cost you will need to take care of. However, even with this extra care, your dentures will still need to be replaced about every seven years.
Call and Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Fenton
As you can see, dentures alone simply cannot provide the same quality of treatment that dental implants can. Fortunately, dental implants can actually be used to support dentures, allowing them to provide many of the same benefits as dental implants alone. If you would like to learn more about the many benefits that come with dental implants thanks to osseointegration, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with dental implant provider, Dr. Daniel Fenton, today. We eagerly await the chance to help you restore your smile soon!