Do you have embarrassing gaps in your smile caused by missing or damaged teeth? Do you hate the idea of wearing dentures or a bridge because they look artificial? Do you want a more permanent and stable solution to your missing tooth or teeth? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then dental implants from Family Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry could be an excellent choice for you! This article will discuss some of the additional benefits of dental implants so that you can make an informed decision about the dental procedure that is right for you.
When looking at tooth replacement options, patients should consider whether the solution to their missing teeth is superior to the other options. This involves comparing dental implants to dentures and bridges. Here is a bit about each of the options from our patients:
Dentures: “Dentures are quick, easy and relatively cheap. However, I have noticed that they sometimes look unnatural, and move around a lot (especially when chewing). They also pinch my gums and smell funny unless I brush them after every meal.”- Carl
Bridges: “I love my bridge because it provided a way to replace two missing teeth without surgery. It was also pretty inexpensive. However, they had to grind down the two teeth on either side of the bridge to make room. Cleaning under and around the bridge is sometimes difficult. And because this needs to be replaced every decade or so, I am considering dental implants for my next go round.” – Anne
Dental implants: “I got two dental implants last year and I am surprised at how much I love them. They are permanent and because the look just like my real teeth, no one can tell I even have them. Eating, smiling, and dental hygiene are so easy! If you are considering dental implants, they are well worth the bit of a price increase above the other options.”. – Robert
Dentures and bridges have come a long way in the last few decades, but many are still very far from looking and feeling natural. Yes, they may be functional options, but they can sometimes be uncomfortable, inconvenient, and hard to keep clean. But dental implants are different because they actually fuse with your jawbone and become permanently attached just like a real tooth. Additionally, dental implants are made of titanium because the chemical properties can fuse more naturally with your jaw bone.
Unlike other options that require extra cleaning steps, inconvenient scrubbing, and expensive products, dental implants require no additional steps beyond your normal oral hygiene routine. Daily brushing and flossing will usually keep your implants clean. This is great for patients that are short on time and budget conscious. Dental implants can also be examined when you see your dentist for regular cleanings.
Patients should be aware that the dental implantation process is not immediate. There is a healing period where the implant needs time to grow into your jaw bone. However, once the implant completely heals, it looks and feels like your own tooth. And, since the implant doesn’t move around, it won’t irritate your gums and surrounding teeth.
Let’s face it, there is no substitute for the way a patient looks and feels with a natural and permanent smile. Investing in cheaper short term solutions may be the right option for some people, but wouldn’t you rather benefit from the long-term strength, beauty, and convenience of dental implants?
You don’t need to suffer in silence for another day because of lost or damaged teeth. Those gaps in your smile could be easily and permanently eliminated in just a few short office visits. You have lots of options, and Dr. Grubb would be happy to discuss how dental implants could be the right option for you. The friendly and skilled staff at Family Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry wants to help you get the beautiful smile that you deserve. Call us today to schedule a consultation and let Dr. Grubb, help you get back the confident and attractive smile you desire with dental implants!
Richard V. Grubb
203 S. Washington St.
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Monday: 8AM – 4PM
Tuesday: 9AM – 6PM
Wednesday: 8AM – 4PM
Thursday: 8AM – 4PM
Saturday: 8AM – 1PM (once a month)