Why Implants Can Be Better Than Dentures

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If you have been told by your dentist that your natural teeth need to be extracted, you have to start considering your options for replacement teeth. So many people assume that dentures are the only choice, but dental implants are starting to gain a lot of popularity. You might find that dental implants are exactly what you need. All you need to do is to spend a little time reviewing the following information to see why:

Implants Won't Be As Prone To Breaking

It is not as though dental implants can never break, but they are much stronger than dentures. Dentures can easily break by simply dropping them in the sink when cleaning them or even by biting into something a little too hard. If they break, you may have to wait a few days, or even longer, before they can be fixed by your dentist. In the meantime, you have to go without your dentures. Dental implants are not going to break as easily when eating. They are made so you can eat just like you would with natural teeth. Also, the implants are not going to need to be removed, as they stay in place unless a dentist is removing them.

The Implants Can Be Made To Look More Natural

If one of your goals with the replacement teeth is to make sure that they look as natural as possible, then the dental implants will be what you want. Your dentist will help you select the size, shape, and color of the implants that you will have put in. For example, some people will want the whitest possible set of implants, while others may want implants that are a little duller in color so they look for natural or closer to the shade that their natural teeth were.

They Require Less Maintenance

Dentures can be a lot of work to take care of. You have to make sure that you take them out every night and soak them in a special cleaning solution. You also have to brush them, but you cannot use regular toothpaste to do that, as toothpaste is too abrasive for dentures. With the implants, you do not have to worry about removing them and they can be brushed just like natural teeth.

If you would like to learn more about dental implants, schedule an appointment for a consultation with a dentist in your area.


23 August 2021

Emergency Dental Care

The average dentist takes many client appointments each day and also deals with emergency situations on a regular basis. Dental emergencies are very common because people are likely to put off having tooth pain fixed until the pain becomes unbearable. Some people have anxiety about dental visits, and others are trying to avoid the expense of dental care. In either case, the end result is often a dental emergency. I have worked as a professional dental hygienist for many years and have seen all types of dental emergencies. I hope that this blog will help people identify potential emergencies before they become too serious and will allow people to know when to get help.