When you have lost a significant portion of your teeth, or all of them, it is important that you get something to restore function to your mouth. This can be denture, or better yet, dental implants. Some people believe that dentures are the natural progression when teeth are missing. However, they are not as good for your overall oral health as dental implants are. Here are some of the downsides of traditional dentures.
Problems Most Commonly Face with Dentures
One of the most common problems with dentures is that they struggle to stay in place. Due to the fact that they are held in place by either suction or adhesive, they can easily slip around when you speak or eat. This can be embarrassing, plus it can be a problem, preventing you from a good quality of life.
Another common problem plaguing denture wearers is the fact that they tend to lose a lot of bone quality under their dentures. The jaw needs direct stimulation to remain healthy. When you have dentures, the stimulation is there when you eat, but it is greatly spread out instead of direct. This doesn’t provide enough stimulation for new bone to form as well, and can lead to a lot of bone loss.
How Dental Implants Can Help Correct These Problems
Dental implants are placed into the gums directly. They are then given time to fuse together, then the permanent teeth are placed on top of the implants. This provides you with teeth that do not move around, no matter what it is that you eat. Plus, dental implants provide the stimulation that your jaw needs to continue building new, healthy bone where your original teeth once were. By simply using your implants like you would your original teeth, you stimulate the bone to continue to stay strong. The more you use your implants like your original teeth, the more your body will work to keep the original bone mass and quality.
If you want to learn more about how dental implants can help you with restoring function and esthetics to your smile, call our offices. Here at Cooper Family Dentistry, we love helping patients find their confidence through the placement of dental implants. We are well versed on how much these simple implants can help, and want to show you the benefits of turning to implants. Call our office today for an initial implant consultation.