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Dentures vs Dental Implants: Pros and Cons

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There are many reasons you might be missing a tooth: an accident, tooth decay, gum disease, dental fracture. Whatever the reason, there are a couple of good options for tooth replacement. The choice of which solution is best should be made after consulting with your general dentist about your unique situation. Our Cleveland TN Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons can perform the procedure for surgical placement of dental implants or secured dentures.

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Dental Implants: The Permanent Solution to Tooth Loss

10486800_lFor the millions of adults struggling with tooth loss, it is an unattractive, embarrassing and painful experience. Additionally, tooth loss can result in difficulty eating and a less active lifestyle. Dental implants can help to restore your confidence and a healthy way of life. As oppose to dentures and bridges, dental implants provide a long lasting solution to missing teeth.

Dental implants have advanced over the years, becoming a state of the art tooth replacement method. The implants consist of a small titanium post that sits below your gum line, and is attached to a crown. Dental implants are the preferred treatment by patients and doctors to replace missing teeth.

From their natural appearance to easy care and life time durability, dental implants are the ideal solution for tooth loss.

Natural Appearance
Similar to natural teeth, dental implants are secured to the jawbone. Over a period of months after being inserted, the implant becomes fused to the bone. This fusion provides for a natural look and feel, allowing you to eat and talk without the worry of slipping or shifting.

Long- Lasting Appeal
Unlike bridges or dentures, dental implants do not need to be replaced over time if they are well cared for. This makes them the best long term value for tooth loss. Dental implants fuse to the bone, providing a permanent solution for tooth loss.

Care
Dental implants need to be cared for like natural teeth. Brushing and flossing regularly will ensure a bright smile. Unlike dentures, they don’t have to be removed at night. Dental implants will not decay nor will you have to be concerned with fillings, but they are susceptible to gum disease. Even with implants, it is important to visit your dentist regularly for screenings and cleanings.

Bone Loss Prevention
Along with tooth loss comes bone loss. When a tooth is lost, the bone below begins to resorb. That is because bone is a living tissue and needs stimulation to stay healthy. The teeth stimulate the jawbone and help to create healthy bone. Dental implants help to prevent bone loss by fusing and stabilizing the jawbone.

Safe Option
Unlike other methods of tooth replacement, dental implants will not weaken the surrounding teeth. With this option, there is a decreased risk of decay on surrounding teeth.

If you are considering dental implants, the oral surgeons at Ocoee Oral Surgery can help create a lasting, healthy smile that shines.