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.
Dental implants are a very popular method of replacing missing teeth, but some people still hesitate before agreeing to get one. Whether you're concerned about cost, the installation procedure, or something else, you should rest easy knowing that dental implants really are the best method you can hope for when it comes to fixing up your smile. Here are three of the reasons why they stand so far beyond dentures and dental bridges.
Acts Like a Real Tooth
Have you ever given much thought to the way that your teeth work? Everyone knows that teeth are responsible for helping you to tear and chew, but they do a lot more than that.
Because teeth are set deep in the jaw bone, they act as a pressure conduit, sending pressure from your chewing down into the bone. Once this happens, the body responds by building more bone and replacing old cells. This keeps your bones strong and your teeth firmly in position.
The neat thing about dental implants is that they work the exact same way. Instead of being on top of your gums like other options, they help to stimulate the gums and strengthen your jawbones. No other dental replacement method can do this, which means that your overall oral health may be better if you get dental implants instead of another replacement method.
No Major Risk of Loss
While a severe blow to the face can potentially dislodge a dental implant in the same way that a real tooth can be broken, that's pretty much the only way you could lose one. This is a major step up over other dental replacement methods. Dentures are easy to misplace and lose, and often become dislodged when you're simply trying to eat or talk, which can be embarrassing and difficult to deal with.
Dental bridges are designed to be more permanent, but they can still become dislodged and fall out of your mouth. If you get the bridge back, it can be replaced, but if it's gone, you'll have to go through the entire process all over again.
Since dental implants rely on your gums and bones to stay in place, they're not able to simply fall out as other replacements can.
Finally, dental implants are superior because they let you continue to care for your dental hygiene like you always have. Simply brushing and flossing the artificial tooth is enough. Dentures have to be removed and specially cleaned at least once a day, and bridges can be difficult to floss around. With an implant, though, you're likely to forget that you even have an artificial tooth once it's fully healed and sturdy.Share
21 December 2021