For many people who have suffered from missing teeth, dentures often seem like the obvious go-to solution. For years, dentures have been heralded as a convenient tooth replacement option because they are quick, affordable and usually are a minimally invasive procedure.
For most patients with missing teeth, replacing them quickly is vital. And that’s just what dentures offer. However, ever since dental implants made its first modern-day appearance on the dental scene in the 1960’s, dentists have been pushing for this permanent procedure over traditional dentures.
While traditional dentures restore the appearance of missing teeth, they do very little to fully restore functionality of natural teeth. Dental implants, on the other hand act and feel and look like natural teeth.
- With dentures, patients only have 25% of their natural chewing capacity. This results in loss of weight, pain in jaw and severely disrupts a patient’s lifestyle. However, dental implants can return up to 95% of your chewing capacity.
- With dentures, patients experience difficulty speaking, eating and singing. Many patients have even reported their dentures falling out while they talk. However, dental implants are inserted fully into the jawbone and are a permanent, stable tooth replacement. Dental implants never fall out, slip or feel uncomfortable.
- With dentures, patients experience severe loss of their jawbone. This can be painful and ultimately change the shape of your face. However, because dental implants fuse with your jawbone, they actually work to stimulate the growth of the jawbone and help to restore the facial appearance.
Dental Implants and You
Compared to traditional dentures, dental implants can completely restore your quality of life after suffering from missing teeth. However, the procedure is invasive and takes much longer than other tooth replacement options.
Because the procedure requires the implant to fuse with your jawbone, our dentists will check to see if there is adequate bone in your jaw for the procedure. If not, bone grafting is always possible. Even in the event of a necessary bone graft, our dentist will still suggest dental implants over dentures because of the quality and permanence of the procedure.
At Alliance Family Dental, our dentists have experience restoring the appearance and function of our patients’ natural teeth with dental implants in Fayetteville, NC. Our dentists can walk you through the procedure and will make sure that dental implants provide you with the comfort and quality of life that you deserve!
Call us at 910- 868- 4664 for more information about how Alliance Family Dental can restore your smile and lifestyle permanently with dental implants!