August is Dental Implant Month. So, we wanted to devote one of our blogs this month to discussing three ways implants can be great for anyone who is missing teeth.
Whether you are missing a single tooth or all your teeth, implants can give you back much more than your smile. Your teeth replacements can look, feel, and function practically as well as the real thing.
If you are interested in getting implants for yourself or someone you care about, schedule a consultation at Oakmont Advanced Dentistry in Oakmont, PA. Call us now at 412-828-3311 to get started.
1. Replace Your Roots
Dental bridges and dentures can be an effective way to replace your missing teeth and restore your smile. However, they are both missing something. Neither includes a replacement for the roots of your missing teeth. That can lead to bone loss in your jaw, which can create new problems down the road.
By getting implant-supported restorations (dentures, crowns, and bridges), you are getting complete tooth replacements. This provides stimulation to your jawbone, which can prevent the kind of bone loss that is common when someone is missing teeth.
2. Eat Anything You Want
With traditional dentures, eating can be difficult at times. As we noted above, bone loss is common with dentures alone. That change how your dentures fit. This is why dentures can slide around, and why they slide more easily the longer you have them.
It’s also why eating can be difficult with dentures alone. Trying to bite into something like an apple or crown the cob could cause you to hesitate. You want to enjoy your food instead of worrying that it might pull your replacement teeth out of your mouth.
When you have implants to secure your dentures, you can generate almost as much force as you could when you had a full set of healthy teeth. As a result, you can put anything you want on your plate and feel confident that you can bite into it and chew it without problems.
3. Keep Your Teeth Secure & Stable
If you get replacement teeth, you want them to do one thing. If nothing else, you want them to stay in place. Dentures are prone to moving. Dental bridges can allow bone loss, which can affect the durability of those replacements.
By getting implants, you are effectively anchoring your replacement teeth to your jawbone. This allows you to generate more force in every bite. It also means you won’t need any denture adhesive to keep your new teeth from moving around.
Rebuild Your Smile & More
At Oakmont Advanced Dentistry, we have witnessed how dental implants can greatly improve the quality of life of our patients. Many people get them after becoming frustrated with loose restorations.
By getting implants now, you are making an investment in yourself and in your long-term oral health. Talk to us to find out if you are a good candidate for this remarkable service. Contact us online or call 412-828-3311 today.