Why Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the result of a way to fix teeth from incidents like sports injuries, tooth decay, and more. Damaged teeth can lead to poor self-esteem and health risks that leave your teeth exposed if left untreated. But, with dental implants, living with gaps in your teeth is in the past.
Dental Implants VS Dentures
An older solution such as full or partial dentures is an option. However, this alternative to implants does have its limitations. If false teeth (dentures) are not properly fitted or secured, they can become uncomfortable, slip or fall out without notice. They also do not promote healthy jawbones like teeth do, resulting in bone loss.
On the reverse side of things, implants are placed via surgery into the jawbone. Metal posts are placed beneath the gumline, acting as roots for natural looking “false” teeth. These feel much more like actual teeth and give the mouth a natural and healthy feel.
Implants typically cost more than dentures, but in the long run, that is the only drawback to dental implants vs dentures.
Advantages of Dental Implants:
- No bone loss
- Stay in place
- Enjoy any of your favorite foods
- Speak with natural effort
- Brushing your teeth is easy
Varieties of Dental Implants Available
Endosteal and subperiosteal implants – These implants are designed for those with healthy jawbones. A titanium post is placed via oral surgery with care and after a recovery period, a crown is then placed where the existing gap used to be.
A person who lacks proper bone support may still qualify for subperiosteal implants which essentially has a metal frame placed between the jaw and gums. This allows for the post to protrude outward a bit so that crowns can be placed properly.
Thinking of Dental Implants?
If implants are something you are considering, let us know and we would be happy to give you a dental consultation on the procedure. 3 million people throughout the United States currently have one or more dental implants. Implants are perfect for those with missing teeth or gaps in their mouths.
Schedule your appointment with our Colorado Springs dentist to get started.