3 Things That Make Implants Better Than All Other Tooth Replacements

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Dental implants are just one of many potential options you have available to you when you're missing one or more teeth. If you're trying to decide, it's easy to just look at the price tag and to make your decision right there. However, the higher price of dental implants is just because they're the best tooth replacement and one that will be worth the cost. Read on to learn the three things that make dental implants better than every other kind of tooth replacement.

1. Permanence

Dental implants last a very, very long time, especially in comparison to other dental appliances. You could expect to have your dental implant - that is, the post that makes up the actual implant - for a lifetime, while the crown that sits on top of it and replaces your missing tooth should last for at least 15 years. Of course, these numbers will vary based on your oral hygiene. If you do a good job of keeping your teeth and gums healthy, your implant may last even longer than this. Alternatively, poor oral hygiene could put your implant at risk. In any case, dentures typically last for 5-10 years and bridges for 10-15. It's clear that dental implants last the longest out of all tooth replacement methods.

2. Chewing Mechanism

Real teeth have a role to play when you're chewing and biting your food, and dental implants do, too. Both of these allow the pressure from your bite to also spread to your jaw bone. This keeps your jaw strong and healthy, which in turn supports your remaining teeth, too.

Dentures and dental bridges both sit on top of your gumline, which means that they can't transfer pressure the same way. Although they do a better job of keeping the jaw strong than no replacement at all, there's a big difference between what dentures, bridges, and dental implants can do for your overall oral health and jaw strength.

3. Ease of Use

Lastly, dental implants have no learning curve, nor any new routine you have to learn and perform to keep your dental implants in good shape. They mimic real teeth in every way, which means all you have to do to keep them in good condition is to floss and brush.

Bridges and dentures, on the other hand, require additional care. Some bridges can be removed to be cleaned, as can all dentures. You would need to take them out every day and clean them, sleep, and then put them back in. If you don't have a removable bridge, it and the space between it and your gums will need to be cleaned, which can be difficult.

Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth, hands down. If you're tired of having missing teeth and want the best replacement you can have, invest in dental implants. Your smile is worth it. For more information, contact a company like A Q Denture Services.


25 April 2018

Fluoride: Why I Drink Tap Water

When the bottled water craze began, I jumped on the bandwagon with everyone else who was drinking water from bottles instead of from the tap. I wasn't sure why bottled water was healthier, but I liked the taste. When I went for my next dental check-up, I had my first cavity in a while, so I had it filled and didn't think much of it. Well, I had two more during my next check-up after that, and I began trying to think of why my teeth were suddenly going bad. The only change in my habits was the switch to bottled water, so I made the switch back to tap water and my teeth began to improve. I created this blog to encourage others who have begun getting cavities suddenly to look into their changes in habits. They may find they made a change similar to mine.