Dental Implants vs. Dentures
For the longest time at Aloha Dental Associates, dentures were the go-to treatment for patients who were missing teeth. The reason for this is the fact that dentures provide a teeth restoration treatment that is both quick and affordable. However, patients quickly discovered that these two benefits were achieved by sacrificing the comfort and reliability of the treatment. For this reason, more and more of our North Riverside area patients are choosing to restore their missing teeth with dental implants instead. The reason for this is the fact that dental implants are able to provide beautiful replacement teeth that work and feel just like natural teeth. We encourage you to read on to learn about exactly what makes dental implants with Dr. Benjamin Baptist superior to dentures.
A Superior Treatment Using Dental Implants
What sets dental implants apart from other teeth restoration methods is the fact that your implants are bonded directly to your jawbone through a process called osseointegration. As your implant fixture heals, osseointegration works to assimilate it into your jaw structure, allowing your body to manipulate your dental implants just like it does your natural teeth. This process is only possible because dental implants are made from titanium. Because titanium is a biocompatible alloy, your body does not recognize it as unnatural. Thanks to osseointegration, dental implants come with many exclusive benefits that set them apart from dentures.
One benefit exclusive to dental implants thanks to osseointegration is their ability to offer unparalleled stability. Once in place, your dental implants should never get loose or move out of place. This is because your jawbone and surrounding gums will actually work to keep your implants locked firmly in place. Dentures, on the other hand, merely sit on top of your gums. And, dentures can actually require a messy adhesive in order to have any chance of staying in their proper position. Not only does this adhesive place an additional expense on you, but your dentures can still fall out of place even with this adhesive. Your dentures can even end up damaging your remaining natural teeth if they fall out of position.
Dental implants also need a lot less maintenance than dentures. Your implants will require no additional care other than your normal brushing and flossing to stay healthy. Even with this minimal amount of care, your dental implants can end up lasting you a lifetime. With dentures, you will need to take them out every night and soak them in a cleaning solution. Not only is this cleaning solution yet another expense you will have to put up with, but, even with this extra care, your dentures will still need to be replaced about every seven years.
Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation at Aloha Dental Associates
As you can see, dentures alone cannot match the quality of care provided by dental implants. This doesn’t necessarily mean that dentures are not a viable treatment for missing teeth, however. In fact, we can actually use dental implants to support dentures, allowing them to provide many of the benefits that come from osseointegration. This also provides North Riverside area patients with more choice in how they want to go about restoring their missing teeth. If you would like to learn more about dental implants and the process behind them, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation with dental implant provider Dr. Benjamin Baptist, today.