If you need to have most or all of your teeth replaced, you have two options: dentures or implants. Both replace your missing natural teeth with durable artificial ones, but they do so in different ways. Implants were once considered cutting-edge dentistry, but today, they’re a routine procedure that many people get. Here are a few of the reasons why you may want to go with implants over dentures.
Implants are permanent additions to your mouth. You don’t have to take them out to clean them, and there’s no need to use any type of adhesive to hold them in your mouth. Your implants are a solid fixture that will look and feel just like natural teeth. This makes eating, talking, and smiling feel much more natural.
They Don’t Require Special Cleaning
With dentures, you need to remove them from your mouth and soak them regularly to make certain they’re clean. With implants, though, all you need to do is brush and floss them like you normally would. There’s no special additional cleaning you need to do. As long as you can get into the habit of brushing a couple times a day and flossing at least once, your implants will last for quite some time.
You Don’t Have to Worry about Slips
Denture adhesive does a great job of keeping your dentures secure in your mouth, but it’s not the same as having implants permanently installed. Dentures can always slip and come unstuck, and that can be embarrassing. You’ll never have to worry about that occurring if you have implants.
Likewise, food particles can find their way under your dentures, causing irritation. You then have to remove the dentures and rinse out your mouth to get rid of the irritant. You never have to worry about that with implants.
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