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December 20, 2010

Why Choose Dental Implants?

Dr. Chilcoat @ 11:15 am

Why Choose Dental Implants?

People who are missing some teeth or all of their teeth experience a number of problems which can dramatically affect their quality of life, dental function and appearance.  When a patient is missing teeth or wearing a partial denture or a denture, a unique set of problems can occur.  Chewing on the front teeth to compensate for missing back teeth can cause excessive wear and misuse of the front teeth; leading to premature tooth loss.  People who are missing all of their teeth will experience loss of the jaw bone height and depth over time, resulting in a “sunk –in” facial appearance, impeded speech and an inability to keep a denture securely in place.  Loose dentures, missing teeth and bone loss are all great reasons to consider dental implants for a more functional and natural restorative option.

Some of the concerns of people who wear dentures and partial dentures are:

  • Sores on the gums
  • The use of adhesives
  • Odor
  • Inability to eat certain foods
  • Poor diet
  • Impeded speech
  • Partial loss of sense of “taste” due to upper dentures
  • Dentures that click, move or fall out during normal speech and eating

These concerns can be very embarrassing for denture wearers and have an adverse affect on quality of life.  Dental Implants can eliminate some, if not all of these problems be replacing the missing teeth.

Dental implants are used to replace a single missing tooth or a full mouth of missing teeth.  The implants function in such a way that preserves the jaw bone and prevents excessive bone loss.  Dental implants function the same as natural teeth and are a permanent solution for patients experiencing the embarrassment and dysfunction of missing teeth.

One of the most attractive attributes for dental implants is that they are 97% successful, going back over 47 years of research.  This means that people who choose dental implants will likely not have to replace them over time as they do other dental work. Because dental implants are a versatile and successful treatment option, more people than ever before are taking advantage of this option.

What about the Cost of Dental Implants?

While dental implants are not the least expensive treatment option, they are by far the longest lasting and most successful.  Many oral surgeons and other implant dentistry specialists have begun to offer low cost dental implants and other incentives to make this treatment option more budget friendly.  In some cases, a dental implant can be placed in the jaw for a similar cost as a “bridge”.  This is great news for people who want the best options available.

For more detailed information on dental implants and their uses, or to find out if dental implants are right for you, visit www.texaswisdom.com.

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