Are you unhappy with your smile? There's no reason to be. See why
dental implants might be the solution for you.
What would you do to get a
beautiful set of pearly whites? If you’re like thethree
million peoplewho get
implants each year, your answer is anything. If you have broken or missing teeth, then there’s hope for you
yet. Each year, the number of people getting dental implants grows by 500,000.
Why? Because it’s an affordable way to correct dental issues. Let’s review some of the top reasons why you should consider
getting dental implants.
Messy Creams and Gels
percent of Americansbetween
35 and 44 are missing at least one tooth. And a quarter of those 74 and older
have all their teeth missing. If you’re in this boat, then dentures are on the
table as an option. The issue with dentures is they can be messy to deal with because
of the creams and gels. With implants, this problem is eliminated.
Problems with Friction
Another problem with dentures is the friction caused when they’re
not firmly attached. They rub against your gums while eating and talking. Over
time, this can lead to ulcers and patches forming on your gums. This isn’t so with implants, which are fused to your jawbone rather
than your gums.
Implants Aren’t Anchored to Your Teeth
Fixed bridges are another option for patients who want to correct
their teeth. Since they’re affixed to your teeth, it can lead to buildup of
plaque. Implants aren’t fused to your teeth, but your jawbone instead.
Need to Alter Teeth
When you opt to have dental bridges inserted, your teeth are filed
down to nubs in order to accommodate them. If one tooth was an issue, three
teeth end up being filed down to fit the entire bridge. Dental implants don’t require your teeth to be changed in any way.
You’ve seen it happen in movies (and maybe in real life). A
person’s dentures slip loose as their eating or talking. Implants are connected
to your jaw and feel like natural teeth. No slippage here. Then there’s the clicking sound that can occur while eating and
speaking. This happens when there’s not enough room in your mouth for the
Whatever You Want
Dentures come with a list of foods you have to avoid. Not with implants.
You can bite into an apple, chew gum and consume any other foods you typically
enjoy. You Can Brush Your Teeth No need to soak your teeth in a cup on the nightstand. You can
continue brushing your teeth as you normally would. You just have to thoroughly
clean your teeth daily to keep them in good condition.
Chance of Developing Halitosis
Halitosis is the scientific term for bad breath. And it’s very
common for folks who wear dentures. This is caused when the gums and dentures
aren’t properly cleaned. As long as you’re brushing and flossing, your implants and breath
should be in good shape.