Years ago, the only option you had when you lost your teeth was to be fitted with dentures. With the advancement of technology, dental implants are now considered the best option and the standard for restoring your teeth and smile.
Implants are more expensive than dentures in the short term, but if you consider your long-term cost and treatment time, it might be a better option for you. Dentures need to be replaced, on average every ten years. Implants on the other hand, with good upkeep and care, can last an average of 25 years or even a lifetime. If you add in the cost of cleaning solutions and buying adhesives, the cost of dentures can increase even more.
You simply cannot compare the comfort of implants to that of dentures. Implants feel like your natural teeth; dentures do not. Removable dentures can slip and move around when eating or speaking, which can cause discomfort and even embarrassment. With implants, you can eat your favorite foods and speak normally, and carry out your daily routine without thinking about your teeth. Dentures can irritate your gums, and they need to be removed to be cleaned properly. Also, the appliance covers the roof of your mouth, which can impact your ability to taste the food. Implants look and perform like normal teeth. Most people cannot tell the difference between their natural teeth and their implants.
The integration of a dental implant stops bone loss in the jaw, whereas dentures do not provide this protection. Implants are a reliable and durable tooth replacement system with a success rate of over 95%. Dentures do not provide the pressure your jawbone needs, causing bone loss over time. This loss can cause pain or discomfort, or changes in your facial features as the bone degrades.
Four strategically placed implants and a full arch restoration can replace an entire row of teeth. You do not need to have an implant for each tooth you are replacing. All-on-4 gives you the security and durability that implants provide with less invasive surgery. Replacement teeth can be either fixed or removable.
Dental implants can offer you a permanent solution that will renew your confidence and your smile. Every patient is different, so while you are considering implants, it is important for you to call us for an appointment here at Dental Solutions, PA in Odessa. Our dentists, Dr. S. M. Diais and Dr. Ayman Dayeh, want to help you make the best decision for your circumstances. Contact us today for a complete evaluation and discover your options for better oral health.