Have you been thinking about getting implants? Many people find they are a better alternative than dentures. Assuming your dentist finds that you are a prime candidate for implants, choosing this option is definitely a good idea. As you make your final decision, keep these four points in mind.
They Last Longer Than Dentures
Even the best dentures will only last for so long. You can expect to get somewhere between five and seven years of use before it’s time to invest in a replacement set. Part of the reason has to do with the fact that your jawline changes over time. Without teeth to provide stability, there is nothing to prevent shrinkage and shifts in the jaw shape.
Implants fit in the same spaces where your teeth were before. They help to prevent the shifting and shrinkage that comes with wearing dentures. Thanks to that attribute, there is never the need to invest in something new because your jaw retains its original shape.
You’ll find that implants are also stronger. They are harder to damage than denture plates. It’ true that you might have to replace a cap if it cracks, but the implant itself will remain in perfect shape. In fact, the implants will likely last the rest of your life.
There’s No Slippage
Who hasn't been at a party or dinner and noticed that someone had to adjust their dentures. Even worse, there was that time when a relative had to retrieve a denture plate that slipped all the way out. Is that what you want for your future?
You can rest assured that your dental implants will stay in place. Once they are inserted into the gum and the bone, they are there to stay. You can eat what you like, smile as much as you want, and never worry about the implants slipping out of position the way dentures can do.
Implants are Easy to Care For
With implants, your dental hygiene routine remains simple. Brush after meals, use mouthwash, and have an annual checkup. You can also have them cleaned just as you did with real teeth. As an easy to maintain option, implants easily win over dentures.
They Save Money in the Long Run
Implants are designed to last for a long time and provide excellent performance. Unlike dentures, they don’t have to be replaced after several years. You’ll also find the cost of upkeep is considerably less. Compare the costs of wearing dentures for two decades with the expense of choosing implants. It will be easy to see which one is truly cost-effective.
Do you see the need for some type of tooth replacement in the months to come? Now is the time to talk with the team at North York Smile by Design Centre and discuss your options. Take a close look at implants and what they have to offer. It won’t take long to determine the best solution for you.