Traditional dentures used to be the go-to option for those needing restorative dentistry due to tooth loss, but implants have rapidly replaced them in recent years for a variety of reasons. Patients prefer implants because they look far more natural than dentures and feature superior functionality. Dentures are known for slipping and sliding at the most inopportune times as well as being difficult to care for. Implants, on the other hand, don’t slip or slide because they’re permanently attached to the gum tissue. Although they require strict adherence to a good oral hygiene routine, they don’t require removal on a nightly basis in order to be cleaned and soaked.
Are Implants Right for You?
Only your dentist will be able to provide you with a definitive answer to this question, but in general, good candidates for dental implants share several basic qualities. Ideally, you should be in fairly good general health as well as have plenty of healthy gum and jawbone tissue. This is important because the implants are installed directly into the gums. For those who don’t have adequate bone tissue, bone grafting may be a possibility. However, it’s essential that those getting dental implants be free of gum disease. Fortunately, gum disease is often reversible with the right treatment.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience for more information on dental implants.