For individuals who are missing teeth there are two main options for tooth replacement: dentures or dental implants. Dental implants offer a variety of benefits over dentures

  1. They are closer to natural teeth
    Dental implants are stable and strong, and most accurately mimic natural teeth. The titanium root, which secures a crown of one or more teeth acts the same way roots of natural teeth do.

  2. Reduce bone loss
    Empty space from missing teeth not only affects your smile but your jawbone as well. When your jawbone is not being used to support natural teeth it can deteriorate, losing strength and firmness. Dental implants preserve and stimulate your jawbone like natural teeth which improves bone growth and limits bone loss

  3. Enjoy your favourite foods
    Though dentures limit what sorts of foods you are able to enjoy there are no dietary restrictions associated with dental implants. With dental implants you are able to bite and chew naturally and even enjoy crunchy or sticky foods like toffee and popcorn.

  4. Lower maintenance
    Dentures require a lot of extra care and maintenance than natural teeth or dental implants. Dentures require cleaning after every meal with a soft toothbrush, and then you also need to brush your gums, and disinfect and rinse your dentures. There is also the possibility you may drop your dentures during cleaning, breaking or damaging them. Dental implants can be cared for the same way you care for your natural teeth: brushing, flossing and mouthwash. They also remain securely in your mouth at all times.

  5. Protect your healthy teeth
    If you are only missing a few teeth you would likely require a dental bridge rather than full dentures. Unfortunately dental bridges must be anchored to healthy teeth on either side, which can become damaged. Since dental implants are attached directly to your jawbone they do not damage the healthy teeth on either side.

For more information about dental implants call Future Smiles Denture Clinic today at 403.475.0016 and visit calgarydentureclinic.net today.

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Posted by Vlad Dumbrava

Vlad Dumbrava has been active in the field of denture therapy since 2008. Upon receiving his denturist degree in 2011 from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario, he continued his education in Medical Sciences at Western University.