Exploring Dental Tool Improvements

Hi, it's Mia Armonde here to talk to you about family dentistry. As my small family grew into a large one, I found myself at the dental office on a regular basis. Every six months, the kids would go into the dentist for a cleaning or repairs to their teeth. During that time, I took an interest in the various ways the dental tools were evolving. Tools used in the dental industry have grown in leaps and bounds in the last few decades. For example, my kids went from hearing the dental drill to wearing headphones that completely canceled out the sound. Each time we go back into the dentist, I take a close look at the improvements that have arisen since the last visit. The results are astounding. I will cover my findings on this site, so you can also enjoy the improvements to dental tools and techniques.

Should I Replace My Dentures With Dental Implants?

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Dentures are quick and relatively cheap dental devices that have been around for centuries, so it's no wonder that they remain popular even today.  But there comes a time in the life of many denture-wearers where he or she wonders if there are any other better solutions.  Because despite their advantages, dentures come with plenty of disadvantages as well.

The problems with dentures

The biggest problem with dentures is simply that they are not a true replacement for your natural teeth.  Because they are removable, you have to spend time putting them in and taking them out every day.  Although you can use a fixative to hold them in place, the process of applying or removing this fixative is not generally a nice experience, as long-time denture wearers probably know.  Not only that, but the dentures can still slip, making things awkward when you're trying to eat or talk.  Frequent denture slippage can even lead to mouth sores or gum problems.  Finally, chances are that you will eventually have to replace your dentures when they wear out or if the shape of your mouth changes as you age.

The benefits of dental implants

Imagine waking up in the morning and being able to eat right away without having to spend time putting your dentures in.  Because they're just like having natural teeth, dental implants allow you to do just that.  A dental implant is physically and permanently placed in the jawbone, so they are permanent, which means you'll likely never have to replace your implants again.  Plus, implants both look and feel better - just like natural teeth, in fact.  You'll feel amazing when you realize you no longer have to worry about denture slippage ever again.  Even better, implants help to preserve your natural bone structure.

Cost differences

The biggest thing holding most people back from getting dental implants is the cost.  Dental implants are costlier in general, and the process of getting them takes several months.  However, keep in mind that much of this cost is simply the up front cost.  With dentures, you'll be paying for fixatives, cleaning solutions, various other supplies, and possibly replacement dentures for the rest of your life.  But once you've got dental implants, you're good - they last a lifetime.

Chances are good that no matter who you are, dental implants are a good choice for you.  So what are you waiting for?  Give your dentist a call and start your journey to a denture-free lifestyle.


14 January 2015