Are you missing one or more teeth, but don’t find the experience with dentures to be very appealing? While dentures have been a success at replacing teeth, dentures replace only teeth, not roots. Implants are a replacement for the tooth roots. Your natural teeth have roots. Dentures alone are only a replacement for no teeth; they are not a replacement for your teeth. There are several reasons and benefits behind this, and Dr. Majors wants to help educate his patients who reside in Bryan and College Station, TX.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the major differences and attributes of dental implants and dentures.
Dentures – Dentures require daily removal for a thorough cleaning. More often, patients immerse their dentures in a glass of cleaning solution overnight as well.
Dental Implants – Since dental implants are permanently placed into the jawbone, they can be cleaned just like natural teeth. Simply use toothpaste, a toothbrush, and floss to keep it clean.
Dentures – Studies have shown that dentures don’t provide the same bite strength as a natural set of teeth. Those who have full-arch dentures oftentimes must change how they prepare their food for easier consumption. Many report serious medical conditions since they can not chew their food properly for digesting in many instances.
Dental Implants – Single and full-arch dental implants are available, they are permanently placed, giving a more natural and strong feel to chewing and biting.
Dentures – For those missing multiple teeth, a denture can be constructed to look so realistic compared to the rest of your natural teeth. However, be careful that your denture doesn’t slip out while eating or talking. A denture, although beautiful and pleasing, is still a removable body part. Most patients today don’t want a removable part if it can be prevented.
Dental Implants – Dental implants will also be given the same realistic care, from a comfortable fit to the color you desire. We promise that your close friends and family will compliment your new secure smile.
Dentures – Dentures, while convenient, merely cover up the surface flaws of your smile. They can fill in the spaces from lost teeth, cover root canals, and more. But they do little to solve what goes on underneath.
Dental Implants – When an implant is embedded, it undergoes osseointegration – which fuses the implant to the bone. Osseointegration can also encourage growth in other areas of the jawbone, healing from infections and maintaining strong bonds with the rest of your natural teeth.
Dentures – While dentures have an average lifespan of around 7 to 8 years, they are usually replaced due to fit. With dentures alone you continue to have bone melt away. The more pink in a denture, the more bone missing. Depending on your lifespan, this could possibly get expensive over time.
Dental Implants – Dental implants are typically a one-and-done situation. Once the implant is placed, it is designed to last a lifetime. So long as you care for your dental implant and schedule regular check-ups with Dr. Majors, your dental implants could last a lifetime.
Are you contemplating dentures, or have become tired of your dentures? Consult with Dr. Majors about your possible options for dental implants, and give this revolutionary advanced treatment a shot. Dental implants are permanent teeth that have the potential to give you a lifetime of chewing, natural appearance, and oral health improvement. Contact us today in Bryan, TX, serving patients from both Bryan and College Station, TX, to schedule your first consultation!
Dr. Chuck Majors
2606 Osler Blvd
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