What are Dental Implants? Dental Implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once the dental implants are placed in the jawbone, the replacement teeth are placed on them.
Benefits of Dental Implants:
- High success rate
- Improved Aesthetics
- Renewed confidence
- Improved mastication functions
- Improved oral health
- New smile
- Natural Appearance
- Relief from dentures
- Ease of cleaning
But why should you choose dental implants over dentures?
Dentures are false teeth, secured with denture adhesive; sometimes have to be secured with denture adhesive. If not secured with denture adhesives, the possibility of dentures slipping out while eating or speaking is high, which embarrasses you. Dentures are for individuals with weak, unhealthy gums and jaws.
Dental Implants are for people who miss one or two teeth. Typically, dental implants are for people with healthy gums and jaws.
|Preserve remaining jawbone and maintain facial structure (keeps you looking young)||Decreasing jawbone quality can lead to further deterioration of facial structure|
|Feel and function like natural teeth||Can feel fake and unnatural|
|Strong, stable and securely attached to the jaw; fit comfortably||Often slip and move around; cause discomfort|
|No need for creams or adhesives||Likely require creams and adhesives|
|Help restore normal chewing capacity||Restricted chewing capacity (often have to avoid certain foods)|
|Long-lasting solution||Eventually need to be remade or relined|
|Easy care and cleaning||Need to be removed regularly for cleaning|
|Investment can last a lifetime||Less expensive, but often less effective|