When you lose your natural teeth, your smile – and your life – will go through several drastic changes. The most obvious change affects the aesthetics of your smile. Without your natural teeth, your smile will suddenly appear unattractive and you will look like you have aged dramatically. Even the way you speak and eat will change when you have no teeth left, or if you have several teeth missing. While dentures offer quick solutions to missing teeth, they may cause other problems when used for a long time.
Dentures are removable tooth restorations that restore the function and healthy appearance of a smile after tooth loss. These teeth replacements are designed to sit on top of the gum tissue to complete the smile aesthetically and functionally. However, since they are removable, they tend to move once they lose their original tight fit. This movement can bring you embarrassing and painful episodes, especially when the dentures decide to jump out of your mouth while you are in the presence of other people.
Dental implants are ideal missing teeth solutions that offer longer-lasting benefits compared to dentures. The implants are inserted into the jawbone using a surgical procedure to make sure that they stay securely in place, without any chance of unwanted movement upon use. An implant treatment will make it easier for you to chew and speak normally after tooth loss, and also provides more natural-looking cosmetic improvements compared to that you can get when you use removable dentures.