Loose-fitting dentures may be the reason you’re self-conscious at family gatherings. While trying to hide your discomfort from gum irritation, it’s nearly impossible to hold a conversation—and you definitely wouldn’t consider inching towards the smorgasbord of snacks sitting in front of you. All you’re looking for is that extra stability to keep your teeth and gums healthy and functional, dental implants in Sacramento can offer you that.
Your Dentures Don’t Cut It?
Dentures aren’t the only solution to missing teeth. You’re committed to good oral hygiene and crave stable teeth replacement options that don’t irritate your gums and offer you the ability to enjoy a delicious meal without worrying how small you’ll have to cut it up. Dental implants can offer you the worry-free better quality of life that you’ve been craving.
Instead of simply replacing the visible portion of your teeth and ignoring the root, dental implants replicate and replace your full tooth structure which aids in overall healthier gums and bone structure.
Dental Implants vs. Dentures
Dentures offer a reconstructive option that focuses on simply your smile. While it’s great to have a put-together smile, that doesn’t repair the function of your teeth and health of your gums. Common problems that people who have dentures encounter range from difficulty biting and chewing to continuing loss of bone mass which can have a costly effect over time.
Dental implants are dentures secured by titanium screws inserted surgically into your jaw to offer you the quality of life that you’ve been craving whether you’ve lost a few teeth or an entire arch. They serve a dual purpose of restoring your smile as well as your dental health and when properly cared for, could last you a lifetime. Some key benefits that implants have to offer are:
- Dental implants encourage growth of bone tissue and prevent deterioration because they replace the natural root of the tooth.
- Implants look and feel like your natural teeth.
- Unlike dentures, there are no complicated cleaning routines with implants.
- You won’t have to worry about your dentures slipping or clicking.
Cost Comparison and Lifespan of Implants
There are many factors that can affect the cost of dentures and implants such as the location and number of teeth you need replaced. Additionally, it is important to have good oral hygiene and bone structure to support the implants. Before you commit to the process, you must be evaluated by a professional dental expert in your area to verify your eligibility and cost of the procedure. Because implants prevent bone deterioration and poor gum health, there is a long-term cost advantage and overall convenience factor that implants have to offer.
You can get rid of your social anxiety and need to hide your dental discomfort by investing in your smile and quality of life with convenient long-lasting dental implants.
About the Author
Dr. Grivas and Dr. Koett have been committed to providing their greater Sacramento-area patients with up-to-date and effective dental care for decades. Dr. Grivas regularly participates in continuing education courses to ensure his patients receive the best dental care available to them. He holds a fellowship in the International Dental Implant Association. Currently practicing in Sacramento, Dr. Grivas and Dr. Koett can be contacted through their practice website or by phone at 916-571-0984.