For the longest time, dentures have been the go to treatment for restoring missing teeth. This is generally because treatment with dentures is quick and affordable. However, the treatments offered by dentures also tend to be uncomfortable and unreliable. It is for these reasons, among others, that more and more of our teeth restoration patients are choosing to go with dental implants for their treatment instead. This is because dental implants offer a treatment that is versatile enough to work with other treatment options, giving our patients a choice when it comes to their replacement teeth. Today, Dr. Dennis Goehring is blogging from Austin, TX to talk about why you should restore your missing teeth with dental implants instead of dentures.
A Better Treatment for a New Age
What sets dental implants apart from dentures is the fact that, much like your natural teeth, implants are directly fused to your jawbone. Through a process called osseointegration, your implants are integrated into your jaw structure. This process is only possible because dental implants are made from titanium, which is a metal that your body does not recognize as unnatural. Because of this process, your body is thoroughly convinced that your dental implants are no different from any of your remaining natural teeth.
Dental implants receive many exclusive benefits thanks to osseointegration. For instance, your implants should never get loose or move out of place because they are held permanently in position by your entire jaw structure. Dentures, on the other hand, can require a messy adhesive in order to have any chance of staying in place. What makes this even worse is that, even with this adhesive, your dentures can still move out of place and can even damage your remaining natural teeth in the process. This adhesive must also be purchased additionally on your own dime.
Another benefit that dental implants have over dentures is the fact that they require no additional maintenance to stay healthy and strong. You will simply need to brush and floss them twice a day regularly like you would your natural teeth. And, even with this minimal amount of care, your dental implants can end up lasting you a lifetime. Dentures need to be removed every night and soaked in a cleaning solution. This cleaning solution is yet another additional purchase you will have to deal with, by the way. Worst of all, your dentures will still need to be replaced about every seven years, even with all of these extra steps in their maintenance routine.
Call and Schedule a Consultation at Goehring Dental
As you can see, the treatment offered by dentures alone simply cannot match what can be accomplished with dental implants. However, this doesn’t necessarily remove dentures as a viable treatment for missing teeth. Fortunately, dental implants can actually be used to support dentures, giving them many of the benefits that come from osseointegration. If you would like to learn more about why you should consider dental implants for your treatment, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with dental implant provider, Dr. Dennis Goehring, today.