If your mouth’s overall health turns poor, you may eventually find yourself losing teeth. Even perfectly healthy people will begin losing teeth as they age. This is why at some point or another, many people find themselves contemplating dentures, full mouth implants, or another similar option. Out of all the solutions to missing teeth, full mouth implants are one of the best. They offer a permanent solution that isn’t noticeable to the casual observer and doesn’t require excessive maintenance. Here are just some of the benefits of choosing full dental implants over alternatives.
You Won’t Notice A Difference
In terms of day-to-day life, you won’t notice a difference between your full mouth implant and natural teeth. That is because the implants will act just like normal teeth with the same strength and full chewing power. Very few people can tell the difference between their natural teeth and implants, and this is true of implants for individual teeth as well as full mouth ones. Best of all, the implants don’t look unnatural either. The casual observer will have no idea that they aren’t your natural teeth.
Last Your Whole Life
Dental implants are designed to last an entire lifetime. Other options will have to be replaced occasionally, at least every ten years. This isn’t a concern with full mouth implants so you won’t have to worry about investing more money in a replacement in the future like you would with dentures or other solutions. This is because they are made from sturdy materials like titanium and integrated right into your jawbone.
Keeps Bones Healthy
Your dentist will tell you that if you are missing a tooth, the jaw bone within this empty space will start to deteriorate because it isn’t stimulated. Solutions like dentures actually make the bone loss worse since they rub against this bony ridge, wearing it away. Implants, on the other hand, prevent this bone loss by replacing the entire tooth, including the root. This gives your bones the stimulation they need to remain healthy and normal.
No Denture-Related Problems
Full mouth implants also take care of all the issues associated with dentures. You don’t have to use dental adhesive to keep them in place or take your teeth out for cleaning. Implants don’t cover up the roof of your mouth, which can interfere with activities and tasting. There is also no risk of implants slipping out while you talk or eat like with dentures.
Dr. DeAndrade at Anthem Periodontics and Dental Implants can provide a full mouth implant to return your smile to its natural appearance and help you enjoy daily activities like eating to the fullest.