Whether you are missing a single tooth or a whole mouthful, talk with your dental practitioner about getting dental implants. While the idea of having a rod surgically inserted in your mouth may seem scary, the benefits you will enjoy with this type of false teeth far outweigh the other alternatives. Here are just a few of the many advantages dental implants have over removable dentures.
After the initial healing of the surgical site where the rod is implanted, implants are quite comfortable. You won't have to worry about tiny pieces of food lodging underneath the edge of a bridge or denture set, and they won't move around in your mouth creating sore spots where they rub against your gums or other teeth. In addition, your gums will not shrink the way they often do with dentures, causing pain where the metal and plastic parts no longer fit properly.
Normal dentures need to be taken out for cleaning and to clean the area under and around where they sit. Dental implants can be treated the same way you treat your natural teeth. You will be able to brush them and even floss between them the same way you have cared for your teeth your whole life. When you eat hard or sticky foods, the fear of your dentures moving out of place or even falling out of your mouth is not a concern. Eat the things you like without any worry when you have implants.
Regular dentures are held in place with metal pieces hooked onto adjacent teeth. In addition, there is a plastic area that will cover a portion of the roof of your mouth and parts that surround your gums. These pieces can cause you to make small adjustments to the way you speak, especially if they irritate your tongue. There is nothing extra in your mouth when you have implants so you will not have to make any adjustments to the way you speak. In fact, if you have been missing some teeth for a while, you will notice your speech improves with implants.
As implants become more popular and the technology to make them improves, they are becoming more affordable. Your dentist can help you find the best implants at a cost you can afford. If your dentist does not perform the implant procedures, they will also help you find a practitioner who does. There is no need to mess with removable dentures and their adhesives when you can have a full set of teeth that look and behave exactly as your natural teeth did.