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Did you know that it’s possible to switch from dentures to dental implants? If you find that dentures are not providing the benefits you want, talking to your dentist about implants is a good idea. Assuming you are a candidate for implants, the work can get underway quickly. Here are some of the ways that those implants will make life better in the years to come.
Eating is Fun Again
With dentures, you tended to be concerned about eating certain foods. Specifically, you wondered if biting into certain types of food would loosen one or both denture plates. That made eating out less enjoyable.
Once your implants are in place, you can forget about those worries. Implants are permanently in position and will not shift or work loose while you are biting or chewing. The result is you can relax, enjoy your food, and enjoy spending time with whomever happens to be along for the meal.
You Speak Clearly
Perhaps your North York dentist didn’t mention it, but implants allow you to speak clearly again. Many people who end up with dentures that are not just the right fit find it difficult to enunciate as easily as in the past. Since the caps for your implants are the perfect size and shape, that problem no longer exists. Once again, your diction will be crisp and people will stop asking you to repeat what you just said.
No Embarrassing Slippage
Slippage is not something that only happens when you are attempting to eat. Even with the best dental adhesive, there is the opportunity for failure. You could be in the middle of giving a speech or enjoying a laugh at a party when you feel a plate begin to slip out of position. Since it’s not always possible to excuse yourself to correct the problem, you could end up in a situation that is personally embarrassing. Once you have implants, slippage is a thing of the past. Speak before thousands or laugh at a party all you want. Your teeth will stay where they belong.
Keeping the Implants Clean is Simple
Did you find that cleaning dentures was tiresome? You had to remember to take them out at night and soak them in a solution. They also required scrubbing with some type of non-abrasive product. Through it all, you ran the risk of dropping the dentures on a hard surface and breaking them.
All those things go away once you invest in implants. It’s back to a toothbrush and toothpaste after each meal. There is still the annual exam and a teeth cleaning once a year to work in, but overall you will find taking care of the implants is much simpler and less time consuming.
You Save Money in the Long Run
You thought dentures would be less expensive. It turns out you were wrong. Between the cost of cleaning agents, repairs, and ultimately replacements after a few years, the expense of wearing dentures is significant. Once the implants are in place, the cost of upkeep will be lower. In a matter of years, you will easily offset that up front cost with all the savings.
It’s hard to come up with any downside to implants. Talk with your dentist and determine what sort would be best for you. Once they are in place, you can relax and get back to the business of enjoying life.
Andrea Galick is an accomplished Dental Hygienist (RDH) with a passion for helping patients achieve optimal oral health. Andrea has built a reputation as a caring and skilled practitioner who puts her patients at ease and provides individualized care that meets their unique needs.