Do you have m
issing or cracked teeth? Are you in danger of tooth loss? If so, you may want to look into dental implants. These are a great option for tooth replacements. For decades, dentures were the go-to solution for people who had lost some or all of their teeth. However, dentals are far more advanced … and far more efficient. In this article, a Miami Beach, FL dentist lists some benefits of dental implants.
Fight Gum Disease
Dental implants can also help fight gum disease. If you have a missing tooth, that gap will become a haven for germs, plaque and bacteria. That can send your oral health into a downward spiral!
If you are missing teeth, particularly multiple teeth, your facial bones will begin to erode and collapse. Dental implants help shore up your bones, preventing this bone loss. It’s probably safe to say that avoiding excessive wrinkling, thin lips, and a pointed or disappearing chin is a huge plus!
Implants are going to look a hundred times better than missing teeth. Having the confidence to smile can work wonders on your self esteem!
Removable dentures are, as the name suggests, removable. They can look attractive enough, but at the end of the day, they will never look or feel exactly like natural teeth. Dental implants will actually bond to your bones over time, and both look and feel like real teeth.
Missing teeth and ill-fitting dentures can both affect your speech patterns, and can cause you to mumble, slur, or lisp. Dental implants do not cause these issues.
Another issue with dentures is that they can make it difficult to chew. This can be awkward, uncomfortable, and/or embarrassing. With implants, you don’t have to worry about it. Go ahead and eat those walnuts or apples!
Although you can get accustomed to dentures over time, they never are truly a part of your body. You’ll have to remove them at night and to clean them. Caring for implants is very much like caring for real teeth. (Bonus: you won’t need adhesives or cleaning solutions.)
Last but certainly not least, dental implants are quite comfortable. You may even forget that you have them!
Do you want to learn more about dental implants? Contact us, your local Miami Beach, FL dental clinic, today!