If you are tired of wearing dentures and putting up with the hassle, mess and potential embarrassment associated with this old and trusted tooth replacement option, you are not alone. Many denture wearers complain about the hassle, mess and expense associated with denture adhesive creams. In addition, many denture wearers live in fear of the possibility of their dentures slipping, popping or falling out, particularly during meals. If this describes you, maybe it is time to get a new lease on life with dental implants.
Dental implants are a revolutionary tooth replacement solution that provides for replacement teeth that look feel and function like natural teeth. They can be used to replace one, several or all of your teeth. The procedure involves inserting prosthetic screws into the jawbone and allowing them to heal and fuse with the bone. This process is called Osseointegration. Once the jawbone has healed and the screws are anchored tightly into place, crowns, bridges or even dentures can be attached to the implants to take the place of missing teeth. Since the prosthetic screws are now a part of the jawbone, no adhesive creams are needed to keep the replacement teeth in place. With dental implants, you can once again smile, laugh, talk and chew with confidence. And, you can eat the foods you love including healthy foods that are high in fiber and contain important nutrients for your body.
Sound good? What about the cost? It is true that dental implants cost more than conventional tooth replacement options such as crowns and bridges. However, for most people, the improvement in their overall health and quality of life more than makes up for the added cost. And, many dental practices offer flexible financing options to help you cover the cost.
If you are wondering if you are a candidate for dental implants, talk to your dentist today. Chances are good that you are. There are very few medical rule outs and most people are candidates for this life-changing tooth replacement system.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Hye Park, Green Dental of Alexandria