Implants Keep Your Jaw Intact Better Than Dentures Can
Posted on 7/23/2020 by Dr. David Wanserski
We are fans of dentures; we aren't even going to lie. Dentures are great when you have lost your teeth. However, if you are trying really hard to keep your jaw intact and functioning normally, implants are the way to go. Here is some more information about why implants are better for your jaw than implants are.
What Are Implants?
Implants are a form of prosthetic teeth. Unlike dentures, which sit on top of your gums, implants actually screw into your jaw. In fact, implants are screws with a prosthetic tooth on top. We use dental screws to screw implants down into your jawbone. Implants are actually a revolution in dental care. Instead of merely cosmetically fixing a problem, implants actually resolve the issues of missing teeth. We don't have to tell you that missing teeth issues can cause real problems for you. You might not be able to eat what you want. You may not be smiling as often as you should. You might even have trouble with dentures that don't fit correctly, and cause pain and discomfort.
Why Are Implants Better Than Dentures For Keeping Your Jaw Intact?
Because we use dental screws that screw into your jawbone, implants act like tooth roots. This is important, because your jawbone relies on the tooth roots to know whether to keep it strong. Your body decides all the time to move slivers of jawbone away to use somewhere else, and if people don't use their jawbones, they will lose bone mass. When you get implants, whether it is one implant, several implants, or an entire set of implants, the dental screws make your jaw think it has tooth roots in it. This means that the body won't remove slivers of jawbone. Your jaw stays stronger, which means that your dental health will stay strong as well. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.