Many natural looking cosmetic dental options on the market today restore smiles and enhance the appearance of teeth. With so many procedures available, it isn’t always easy to choose, but more often people are opting for dental implants over dentures and bridges.
At our St Paul, MN dental office, we successfully restore smiles with bridges, dentures, and dental implants all the time.
Here are a few reasons why more and more people are choosing dental implants over bridges and dentures.
No Slip and Slide
Dentures can slip and slide as your gums shrink over time. This is due to bone loss, which happens naturally when teeth are absent. Dental practitioners are able to realign dentures to enhance fit periodically, but the slippage sometimes returns, which means more realignments.
Even though dentures are sturdy, they must be replaced periodically due to wear and tear.
Bone Loss Prevention
Because dental implants, unlike dentures and bridges, rely on a titanium post implanted in the jaw, bone loss stops being a concern. Bone loss can change the shape of your face and eventually make wearing dentures difficult.
The titanium screws associated with dental implants fuse to your jawbone and help prevent bone loss.
Dental Implants Are Less Cumbersome
Dental implants are small titanium rods placed in your jaw surgically. After these rods, which act like roots, fuse to your jawbone, a stable foundation is established. This firm foundation will anchor your abutment and the new tooth.
Dental implant recovery time is minimal, and your new teeth look natural and healthy. Additionally, implants don’t slip, and they help preserve bone in your jaw.
It’s simple; more people are choosing dental implants over bridges and dentures because slippage is eliminated, they don’t want to lose bone, and they love the permanent feel of something anchored and stable.