Why are dental implants preferred over dentures?
In this day and age of technology and convenience, why take a step back with dentures? Take a step forward and stay current with the ease of dental implants. The main reason that our Midland Family Dental Care’s Wyckoff, NJ office patients prefer dental implants to dentures is convenience. While dentures need to be removed for daily cleaning and sleeping, and need messy glues and adhesives to keep them in place, dental implants are fused to the patient’s jawbone for a permanent, long-lasting result. There is no removal needed for cleaning or sleeping, simply just maintain a good oral hygiene routine morning and night for your best smile. In addition, dentures do not always have the finest fit. Ill-fitting dentures often make it difficult for patients to enjoy the foods they love and can possibly come loose at an inopportune time, making it for a possibly uncomfortable moment.
With convenience being the main appeal in patients’ decisions to pursue dental implants rather than dentures, there is the added health benefit as well. When a patient wears dentures, the lack of tooth root support can lead to shrinkage and loss of the jawbone which can be painful and alter the fit of dentures, making them loose and fit poorly. Loss of the jawbone structure can lead to a sunken appearance to the face and can accelerate wrinkles and aging.