As shared in Part 1, there are tests going on to develop replacement teeth using stem cells. This does look promising, however, it’s not here yet.
In the meantime, implants are here and available now. Let’s continue to look at the next 5 reasons you should consider this option if you’re facing having to replace missing teeth.
And, are you even sure you’re someone who can have implants as part of your dental treatment?
Q: What are the next 5 benefits of choosing implants?
It goes without saying, in addition to the fear of having dentures fail or fall out on you, the security of the dental implants staying in place continues to be the most important benefit.
But just for good measure…here are 5 more!
- Your mouth will be restored as closely as possible to its natural state. By replacing the entire tooth, as well as the tooth root, it’s possible to replicate the function of natural teeth. The implant has a strong, stable foundation that allows comfortable biting and chewing. Also, nothing in the in the mouth looks or feels false or artificial!
- You will be able to taste foods more fully. Wearing an upper denture may prevent you from really tasting food, as the roof of the mouth is covered. With implants, it’s not necessary to cover the roof of the mouth, so it’s possible to enjoy tasting your food.
- Improves overall oral health and decreases the risk of oral cancer and heart disease. It’s much easier to care for implants versus dentures that are attached to remaining teeth. Your chances of bacteria build up, and gum disease decreases when you have implants lowering your risks for other issues. Keeping regular checkups will help with early detection for oral cancer.
- Eliminate Denture Adhesives FOREVER!
Since implant-supported teeth are securely attached to the implant posts, there is no need for messy dentures adhesives.
- Your other teeth will not be affected because of missing teeth. Since replacing missing teeth with implants do not involve your natural teeth, the adjacent teeth are not compromised or damaged. For example, when you wear a partial denture, there are clamps that hook onto adjacent teeth. Those clamps put pressure on them and, over time, may cause them to loosen and come out. Bridges require grinding down of the adjacent teeth, so the bridge can be cemented on them.
Q: Am I a candidate for dental implant treatment?
A: Almost everyone who is missing one or more teeth and is in general good health is a candidate for dental implant treatment. There are few medical conditions that can undermine the success of implant treatment. One such condition would be uncontrolled diabetes. But, in general, there are few conditions that would prevent your from having implant treatment.
Quality and quantity of available bone for implant placement is more often a factor in qualifying for dental implants than medical conditions. However, even people who have lost a significant amount of bone can qualify for dental implant treatment with additional procedures to add bone or create new bone. Advances in this type of treatment have made it possible for thousands of patients, who would not previously have been considered candidates, to have successful implant procedures.
The only way you’ll know for sure if you are one who can have implants, is to see your dentist and find out!
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