We don’t know about you but when it comes to fixing missing teeth, we often hear from people who aren’t happy wearing bridges and dentures because they are uncomfortable in their mouths. Of course, missing teeth will need to be replaced, otherwise, you can experience a whole host of problems, and bridges and dentures do fit that profile. However, they aren’t always your best option because unlike natural teeth, they don’t achieve the comfort you feel with your own teeth in place and don’t always function as well either.
Now, you might be thinking, “Okay so they’re uncomfortable, thanks. But what are you supposed to do when you have missing teeth…nothing?” And our answer is emphatically no, of course not, doing nothing is a terrible solution! If you choose to do nothing, how will you stop your surrounding teeth from shifting and all of the other damaging consequences that come with not taking any action? You definitely want to address missing teeth in your smile. Okay, so we’ve ruled out dentures, bridges, and no action…so what’s left for your smile?
Optimal Fourth Option
It’s actually something that you’ve probably heard of before, but it’s not one that a lot of other dentists are able to offer. But this option will allow you to get the best smile and comfort your mouth deserves – unlike those other options that totally bite (sorry, we couldn’t resist.)
It’s no secret that our dentist, Dr. James D. Powell, enthusiastically recommends dental implants for clients wanting the best feel, fit and look! He recommends them for multiple reasons, but the most important is that implants look, behave and feel just like your “real” teeth. In fact, Dr. James D. Powell is probably the only one who will be able to tell that your implants aren’t your natural teeth!
Why Choose Dental Implants?
While bridges and dentures might be popular options when it comes to replacing missing teeth, our dentist, Dr. Powell, will recommend dental implants if you are looking for the best solution to replace those missing pearly whites. They are the top tier level of quality tooth replacement options making them worth the extra time and investment of choosing them. For those patients whose mouth qualifies for dental implants and are a good candidate, they will offer you the most value, comfort, and appearance out there! And our ultimate goal when caring for your oral health is to offer you the most up-to-date and lasting solutions for your smile.
While getting dental implants does take time, they are still faster than getting dentures! Not only that but when you see your completed smile results, you’ll be thrilled with how you look and how amazing your new teeth feel in your mouth.
Why Choose Dental Implants Over Dentures?
Dentures feel nothing like your original teeth, one reason being they’re bigger than the teeth they are replacing. And whether you have dentures or partials, your bite force will be lessened by as much as 75% – making the simple act of chewing a hassle since it takes longer to properly chew your meals. You’ll also need to eat more soft foods eventually to protect your dentures. But the most crucial element is that, with time, your jawbone starts to deteriorate, making your dentures slip so they just don’t fit well, leaving you in pain and discomfort and possible embarrassment when speaking and chewing.
But with dental implants, your new smile will look natural and feel strong and comfortable. With them, you can keep eating all your favorite foods, including chewy steak. You also won’t have any problems speaking, unlike with dentures. Because the implant acts as a tooth root, your jawbone dentistry will be preserved.
All it takes to keep your dental implants in good shape is brushing and flossing like you do your natural teeth. Your daily oral hygiene care makes all the difference! And while implants cost more upfront, over time they more than earn their investment because they last so long without constant repair. The best part is, they preserve your jawbone, prevent gum and bone deterioration, jawbone recession, and facial collapse from bone loss like you get with dentures. Unless you get implant-supported dentures which Dr. Powell also offers!
If you’re ready to experience what implants can do for you, call us today at 661.349.7725 to set up a consultation and ask us any questions you might have. We feel confident that you will ultimately love the results!