With a 98% success rate, no wonder thousands of people are turning to dental implants to replace missing teeth. A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root anchored in your mouth which fuses with natural bone over time. It functions like a normal tooth. Dental implants have improved the lives of thousands of people.
Dentures are the most common and easy solutions to replace missing teeth, but they do have their drawbacks. Dentures can become ill-fitting over time and begin to irritate the gums. They offer a somewhat natural look but they do not function as well as other tooth replacement remedies. Dental implants are the best option to replace missing teeth. If you’re thinking about transitioning from dentures to implants, here’s what you need to know:
The loss of your teeth can have negative effects on your ability to eat, your bite, facial structure and self-confidence. Since your teeth provide structure and support to your face, tooth loss can result in the sagging of your facial structure, sometimes called a sunken face and make you appear older than you are. It is important that missing teeth get replaced as soon as possible.
When you lose your teeth it can cause problems, such as making it harder to chew, lack of confidence and can make you feel self-conscious when talking, eating or smiling. It is for these reasons that many people look for a solution, but with a variety of options, such as dental implant bridges and dentures available, it can be difficult to decide which one is best for you.
Everyone is self-conscious about something. The impact it has on one’s life can be damaging. Unfortunately, for many people who wear dentures, the experience is often one of extreme self-consciousness.
In 2015, a US Oral Care Survey (Biting Into Denture Care) revealed the negative impact dentures (also called snap on teeth) have on self confidence for people who wear them. One surprising result of the survey was that 53% of respondents said they received their first set of dentures at the age 44 or even younger. So we are not just talking about the lost confidence of the elderly.