Whether you are missing just a few teeth, or need to replace all of them in your mouth, you have the choice of having dental implants, or going with removable false teeth. One of the biggest things to consider is going to be the cost. Implants cost more than regular dentures, and usually will not be paid for by your dental insurance. However, if your insurance will pay for them, or if you have other means to cover the cost, there are a few good reasons for going with implants instead of regular, removable false teeth.
Your jawbone needs stimulation to keep from deteriorating. Wherever there is a missing tooth, that area of the jaw is not stimulated as you chew. Over time, the bone will become weak and crumble. If you have remaining natural teeth next to the false tooth, they will become loose because of the lack of bone material. Having an implant keeps your jawbone stimulated and strong enough to hold your other teeth in place. In addition, the loss of bone in your jaw will show in your face. Your appearance will change as your cheeks become more hollow and your chin shifts. Another problem with dentures is that as your bone structure changes they will become uncomfortable and not fit in your mouth anymore.
Implants are strong and secure. You will not have to worry about biting into a cob of corn or candy apple. Because the teeth are tightly against the gum, you will not experience the discomfort of having a small particle of food slipping underneath. Your teeth will stay in your mouth without slipping around. In addition, no adhesive is needed for this. Dentures and bridges can slip out of place or come out of your mouth when eating. In addition, you could sneeze, cough, or laugh and end up with a bridge popping out of your mouth and landing on the floor.
Dental implants are maintained like your natural teeth. Brush and floss them normally. Bridges and dentures must be taken out of your mouth to be cleaned. It is possible to drop them, causing damage, or lose them while cleaning them.
Dental implants are the best solution when it comes to replacing missing teeth. They are stronger, more comfortable and protect the bones in your jaw. They are the option most like your natural teeth. Talk to your