Dentures are the go-to solution for many individuals who experience tooth loss. However, with advancing dental technology, dental implants are an increasingly popular alternative. There are many reasons why people are choosing dental implants over dentures.
One huge reason for choosing dental implants is for their stability. Unlike dentures which are removable, dental implants remain in a fixed position in your mouth. Dentures can tend to shift in your mouth when eating food creating discomfort. This is especially true when biting down on hard food. It can discourage you from eating certain types of food in public for fear of your dentures falling out while chewing.
You are also less prone to getting food trapped under your teeth with dental implants. Food is often trapped under dentures due to constant shifting in the mouth.
Dentures also cause you to rely on your gums for chewing which adds stress to your gums. This can worsen an already receding gum line. Dental implants rely on your jaw bone for chewing which is similar to natural teeth.
Dental implants last longer than dentures. They are known to last up to 20 years with high-quality implants. Over time, dentures will require recurring visits to the dentist for maintenance. Without proper care of dentures, you risk them degrading faster than they should.
Since dental implants sit in a fixed position in your jaw, you can expect to chew comfortably and experience less stress on your gums and jaw. You are also more likely to experience a boost in your overall confidence. There will be less worry about your teeth shifting and falling out in social situations.
Dental implants are a great alternative to dentures. They provide the comfort and functionality of natural teeth. With proper oral hygiene, dental implants can last for many years to come.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment and discuss how dental implants can benefit you.