May 16, 2019
During your last family get-together, in the middle of speaking to one of your relatives that traveled across the country to be there, your dentures slipped. Your face flushed red because you just slurred your words and didn’t know how to shift the focus of the conversation back to the original topic. After you gave up trying to hold a conversation without becoming embarrassed, you sat on the couch next to the snack table your relative had made. The smorgasbord included some of your favorites like nuts and carrots, but you couldn’t even enjoy them without worrying about causing your dentures to shift. You can improve your quality of life and enjoy everything you did before with dental implants. Read on for 4 benefits they can offer you!
Natural Look and Feel
Dental implants are created to resemble your natural teeth as closely as possible. They function, look, and feel as though they’re natural. Because of this, you’ll notice a boost in your confidence and willingness to let your smile shine for everyone to see. You can stop worrying whether they’ll fall out, shift, or slip in your mouth, creating an awkward situation in public.
Long-Lasting and Proven to be Successful
Implants are incredibly simple to care for. You just brush, floss, and attend your semi-annual checkups and cleanings like you normally would. They’ve been around for over 40 years, and with technology advancements, have become more reliable than ever. They boast a 95% success rate and only fail due to factors such as gum disease and TMJ.
Not only are they successful, but they’re also one of the longer-lasting restorative options. Tooth-supported bridges can only last 5 to 7 years, while implants can last more than 25 years when you keep up with your oral hygiene.
Improved Bone Growth
Because implants integrate with your jaw bone, they’re able to provide you with oral health benefits that dentures can’t. They help preserve your oral tissues and improve your facial features by promoting bone growth. You’ll notice with dentures that your face will start to appear droopy because of bone deterioration. Implants restore your jawbone and reduce the weight on other oral structures.
Improved Ability to Chew and Speak
You’ll be grateful when you’re able to eat whatever you’d like and hold a conversation without worrying about your dentures slipping or shifting. Your implants are anchored into your jawbone, unlike dentures, that rely on suction to stay in place. The stability they offer you allows you to speak and chew comfortably because they reduce bone resorption and preserve your jaw bone.
The first step to getting a healthy and natural looking smile is to schedule a consultation with your local implant dentist. They can answer any questions you may have as well as walk you through the process from start to finish. Improve your quality of life by investing in your oral health—you won’t be disappointed!
About the Author
Dr. C.J. Landry has completed thousands of continuing education hours on dental implant surgery and restorations. He has been creating healthy and refreshed smiles since 1982, allowing him to provide you with expertise you can trust. He’ll provide you with the highest quality of care and decades of knowledge. For any questions or to schedule a consultation for dental implants, visit his website or contact 504-348-0080.
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