The Matter with Dentures
During your adult life, it is not uncommon losing adult teeth. Many people actually end up needing dental restoration. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons say that 69% of adults ages 35 – 44 have lost at least one permanent tooth to tooth decay, gum disease, a failed root canal treatment, or an accidental trauma.
Dental implants is a way to restore lost teeth. Implants are posts that are surgically placed in the upper or lower jaw, They are made of titanium and other materials easily accepted by the human body.where they function as a sturdy anchor for replacement teeth.
The American Academy of Implant Dentistry lists four types of implants depending on their use and location. There are implants that replace a single tooth, or several teeth in a row, or multiple teeth around existing ones. The fourth type are those that support a full set of dentures, especially for people considering dentures. A full denture implant (called All-on-4 implant) can provide many benefits that traditional dentures cannot.
What is wrong with dentures?
Dentures have been helpful, for many decades, to many people who have sought them, to be able to eat, talk, smile, even if all teeth have been lost. However, they often cause discomfort, and sometimes pain, to many. Nothing holds a denture securely in place, except when they encircle natural teeth or by other means. If they are removable, the constant on-and-off wear can irritate soft tissue or scrape teeth.
Dentures may be good for short term solutions, but over time can become fragile, slip from their place, restrict certain diets, and impede speech. They also require more cleaning, care and maintenance. They are not as durable and have to be replaced some time.
Dental implants do not present these issues. However, they may be more costly than dentures, implants are a better investment as they are more secure, durable, comfortable and more natural-looking.
Consultation with our Bellevue Dentist
That’s exactly the first step to take when you’re looking at the implant option. Consult with us and find out more about the advantages of dental implants at our Bellevue location. It can be one of the wisest investments decisions to make for your better oral health.