If your teeth are damaged beyond repair and you’re considering getting dentures, there’s another option available that may be a better choice. Many patients are choosing dental implants in Des Plaines instead of dentures. Below you’ll learn the advantages of implants over dentures to help you choose which option is the best choice for you.
Eating – Many people who have dentures have trouble eating some types of foods, including corn on the cob, steak, jerky and apples. While eating with dentures, it’s not uncommon for them to come loose in your mouth, which makes it even more difficult to eat. Dental implants are surgically anchored into your jawbone, so they’re not going to move or become loose. Implants function the same way as natural teeth and that’s why you can eat any types of food that you want.
Cleaning – When you clean your dentures, you have to take them out of your mouth, put them into a cup with water, place a cleaning tablet into the water and let them soak overnight. When you have dental implants, you take care of them like you did your natural teeth, by using a toothbrush and toothpaste.
Comfort – If your dentures are ill fitting, they can pinch and rub sores on your gums. This can be very painful, especially while eating. This won’t happen if you have dental implants, so you won’t have any pain or discomfort. Taking your dentures to the dentist for an adjustment is time consuming and sometimes the adjustment doesn’t even help the problem.
Appearance – Some people who have dentures are unhappy with the way they look, especially if the teeth are made too large or they don’t look like their natural teeth. It may make you feel uneasy to speak to people if you think that your teeth don’t look normal. Dental Implants in Des Plaines look exactly like natural teeth, so you won’t be embarrassed to talk or smile out in public.
Dr. Bagai, DDS specializes in treating periodontal disease, restorations, cosmetic dentistry and dental implants.