When it comes to finding a replacement for your teeth— whatever the reason may be— it’s important to consider all of your options. Although both dentures and dental implants offer patients many unique benefits, dental implants offer patients a more permanent solution to lost teeth. Read on to learn more.
Although after a small adjustment period, dentures can provide patients with a comfortable experience, they can still feel fairly unnatural in your mouth. However, with dental implants, they will feel natural from the beginning. By being permanently implanted into your gums, dental implants are designed to both feel and act like your natural teeth— leaving you feeling more comfortable than before.
- No Restrictions
One of the biggest problems that denture wearers have is that eating certain foods like steak and chewy candy can be difficult. These foods can cause your dentures to slip around and can prevent you from being able to chew and properly digest these types of foods. However, when you have dental implants and after your teeth and gums have had ample time to heal, there are not restrictions as far as food that you can chew.
- A More Natural Appearance
Dentures have come a long way in the past decade or so— what used to be seen as a mouth full of false teeth, dentures are now harder to spot on denture wearers. However, because dentures are one piece, they can still look a bit unnatural in appearance. As another benefit of dental implants, these implants look more natural because every implant is separate which gives off a more natural looking appearance.
Although there are many benefits of wearing dentures, dental implants are often a better option depending on your overall jaw and oral health. Both you and Dr. McDowell can decide what type of oral option is best for you and your condition through a basic examination. To learn more about dental implants or to schedule an appointment, contact the McDowell Dental Group today!