Deer Park Texas Dental Implants:
The thought of needing a dental implant can leave patients seeing dollar signs above their head, resulting in patients opting for a bridge or dentures. It’s at this time that patients begin to consider with themselves all the pros and cons of the various solutions presented.
Completion of a dental implant provides a permanent solution. Furthermore, no natural teeth have to be damaged. Dental implants will preserve and stimulate the jawbone. Old Fashioned Bridges, on the other hand, require a dentist to aggressively grind down healthy teeth in order to place the bridge. But as many become aware of, the cement can wash away from the bridge. So between that and the vulnerability of the ground-down, tooth decay will soon follow. In fact, over half of bridges fail within twelve years. There is no comparison between a dental implant and a bridge.
Those who have lost multiple teeth or all of their teeth are often attracted to the price tag of dentures versus that of dental implants. Unfortunately, dentures are unstable and will rub sore spots on the gum tissue. Furthermore, food will get trapped underneath the dentures. Wearing dentures can affect a patient psychologically as dentures have an unnatural looking acrylic pink base made to look like your gum. There’s also the difficulty with speaking naturally that denture wearers often find frustrating. Dentures will greatly accelerate the bone loss in the jaw that occurs when teeth are lost. Conversely, a dental implant is a fully functioning tooth replacement that will not affect speech, chewing movement or smile.
Perhaps one of the best long-term advantages of a dental implant is that the jaw bone is constantly stimulated. Flossing between the implant and cleaning is like that of your natural teeth. Not to mention, being able to eat any food without fear of discomfort or moving pieces is priceless.
Now in its fourth decade and highly recommended as a permanent solution by professional dentists, modern dental implants are here to stay. And outweighing any price, patients are seeing the long-term health benefits for themselves.
Come see our amazing office at 3421 Burke Rd #1, Pasadena Texas 77504.
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