If you are interested in replacing missing teeth, there are several options to consider. Modern tooth replacement strategies include full or partial dentures, fixed or removable dental bridges, implant-secured dentures, and individual dental implants. While all serve the purposes of filling the gap in your smile and helping to keep remaining teeth properly aligned, dental implants offer the greatest advantages in other areas. Not everyone qualifies to receive dental implants, but if you do, they are almost always the most healthy and effective choice. The benefits of dental implants include:
While many bridges and dentures have visible fixtures that mar the beauty of your smile, individual dental implants are essentially indistinguishable from your original teeth. Each implant supports a crown which is colored and shaped to match the rest of your smile, boosting your confidence and self-esteem. Implant-secured dentures are also extremely realistic and unlikely to be spotted.
- Improved speech
The teeth play a surprisingly vital role in speaking. Replacing your missing teeth with a natural-feeling implant is the best way available to return your speech to the way it used to sound and to eliminate anxiety about loose dentures while speaking.
Dental implants feel so natural, you’ll forget they exist. Once integrated with your jaw, they produce no noticeable pressure or discomfort, no matter what you’re using them for.
- Easy eating
Implants are also the most secure, stable tooth replacement option. They will not move, shift, or fall off while you bite and chew. You can use them in exactly the same way as your natural teeth, without worrying.
When dental implants are placed in your jaw, they will halt the deterioration that would otherwise attack your gums and bone. Other tooth replacement options can’t stop bone reduction due to tooth loss; but dental implants can stop and even reverse it by encouraging the bone to grow against the implant surface.
Barring serious injury or infection, a successful dental implant will last your entire life and will never need to be replaced. All other dental prosthetics will wear out over time, but implants last.
Compared to other options, dental implants require a minimum of special care and maintenance. You won’t need to worry about removing, storing, or disinfecting your implants; they’ll behave just like your real teeth.
If you have one or more missing teeth to replace, or would like to trade your bridge or denture for something simpler, sturdier, and more visually appealing, call our office today to request a consultation. A visit to the Dental partners of Boston will leave your smile at its best.