Dental Implants have become the standard for missing teeth and smile restoration. Other teeth replacements such as crowns, bridges, and dentures, are all quality options, however the entire dental implant procedure from beginning to recovery sets the bar higher in outwardly appearances. The most alluring benefits include:
-With proper care, home maintenance, and regular visits to your dentist, dental implants can last for decades.
-They don’t require adhesive but candidacy is limited to those with healthy jaws and gums.
-Implants provide a more comfortable, natural option as they won’t damage surrounding teeth or gums.
-They are comfortable, durable, and safe, providing a lifelong solution to one of several missing teeth.
The Comparison of Other Options
When your smile is at risk and no longer appealing to yourself in the mirror, it’s time for an upgrade of your teeth. Being a candidate for any procedure requires an initial visit and consultation with your dentist, in addition to planning out your budget and dental health insurance possibilities. Let’s first take a look at dentures.
1. Dentures – Also known as false teeth, dentures are fitted to a mouthpiece that is affixed to the gums with a denture adhesive. The adaptation process takes some time. Soft foods are recommended in the beginning, and a patient’s speech may need some practice as well. Dentures can also shift during eating and speaking, causing discomfort. Additionally, a person with a set that’s not properly fitted for false teeth can experience tooth decay when they shift. However, dentures have come a long way and are stronger and more natural looking than ever before.
2. Crowns – The most significant benefit of dental crowns are an improved smile and the protection against further decay or erosion of the tooth. Living with damaged teeth can lead to being self-conscious about your smile. However, a crown can help repair badly chipped and unsightly teeth. Sometimes referred to as a “cap,” a dental crown sits over your damaged tooth in order to protect its structure. It has the shape and color of a natural tooth and fits in well with the other natural teeth.
3. Bridges – Dental bridges literally bridge the gap created by a missing tooth. They can be made from gold, alloy, porcelain, or a combination of other materials. These false teeth are made up of two or more crowns on either side of the gap, and are supported by a patient’s natural teeth. The benefits of dental bridges are smile restoration, maintaining the shape of your face, prevention of shifting teeth, and they also help distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth. Bridges can last five-15 years with good oral hygiene and regular checkups.
So Why Choose Dental Implants?
Because they are the next best thing to your healthy, natural teeth, dental implants do not lead to bone deterioration or interfere with your eating, smiling, speaking, and other activities of everyday life. They are built to last, which makes them worthwhile and the best long-term solution to having the best smile in town.
Dr. Conness understands a patient’s needs and responds with enthusiasm. Between him and his professional dentistry team, they will ensure you’re on the road to a lasting beautiful smile, and have the dental implants to prove it. Contact our office today, and see what the buzz is about in Ottawa, IL..