Maybe you were in a car accident that knocked out one or more of your teeth. Perhaps you fell, or your toddler accidentally hit you in the face with a toy and a tooth was completely dislodged. Or maybe your oral health isn’t in the best condition and you are missing – or on the cusp of losing – an entire arch of teeth. Missing teeth as an adult can create numerous undesirable side effects. Besides having an unsightly set of teeth, you are also likely to feel self-conscious when you smile, embarrassed when you speak, and uncomfortable when you eat. There is a long-lasting and durable solution to missing teeth: dental implants.
Dentures and dental bridges are often the go-to restorative dentistry procedures for people who have missing teeth. But the innovation of dental implants has made a major difference in oral health care. In fact, dental implants change lives.
Where dentures can be uncomfortable and painful, dental implants become accepted as part of your mouth. They’re a permanent, natural-looking fixture that will not move out of place and that you’ll forget you even have. Dental implants make eating easy and worry-free – you don’t need to be concerned that your dentures are going to move out of place, and your diet never has to be limited because of the precarious nature of dentures.
One of the biggest complaints about dentures is that they eventually become looser and looser as the jawbone continues to disintegrate, which makes it very possible that dentures could fall out of place while you’re speaking, laughing, eating, coughing, or sneezing. Dental implants offer the advantage of stimulating the jaw bone by serving as a replacement for the missing tooth roots.
While traditional dentures may not be the right solution for you, dental implants over-dentures could be your golden ticket to a beautiful and secure smile. A predetermined number of dental implants can be placed in your jawbone and combined with a dental implant over-denture that snaps firmly into place.
The palate of a denture – often considered the most cumbersome aspect of dentures to tolerate – is eliminated from the equation, which means speech is not affected negatively, food tastes better, and gums aren’t sore from the dentures rubbing. And – denture-wearers, rejoice! – adhesives too are completely unnecessary for dental implants over-dentures.
With this procedure you get the solid foundation of dental implants combined with the most convenient aspects of dentures. Your jawbone, lips, and cheeks are still properly supported so that fine lines and wrinkles are minimized and there is no chance of your face beginning to sink in on itself.
When you want to look and feel younger but your missing teeth are getting in the way, renew your confidence and your lease on life with dental implants. Visit your implant dentist Brooklyn at Bright Smile Design Dental to learn more about dental implants, whether you’re missing one teeth or many.