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The Benefits of Dental Implants

Before dental implants, dentures and bridges were two of the few options available to people suffering from tooth loss. Dental implants are used as a replacement for tooth roots and provide a solid foundation for removable or permanent replacement teeth. Today, dental implants provide a variety of benefits ranging from improved self confidence to enhanced dental hygiene.

The advantages of dental implants

  1. Enhanced comfort: Dental implants are permanent, thus eliminating the annoyance and discomfort of removable dentures.
  2. Improved speech: When dentures fit badly, they can slip in the mouth and cause you to slur your speech or mumble. Nobody wants to deal with slipping dentures. With dental implants, you never have to worry about them impeding your communication with others and inadvertently embarrassing yourself.
  3. Easier eating: Dentures slide and move, making chewing food harder than it should be. Dental implants work like your own teeth and allow you to chew naturally and normally without pain.
  4. Enhanced self esteem: When your smile is whole, you feel more confident and act more social.
  5. Improved oral health: With dental implants, there is no need to reduce surrounding teeth like a bridge does. Dental implants enable more of your natural teeth to remain intact, contributing to long term oral hygiene. Dental implants are also simple to clean.
  6. Improved appearance: Dental implants feel and look exactly like your natural teeth. This is because they are specifically created to fuse with the bone and become permanent.
  7. Convenience and durability: Dental implants are permanent so there is never a need to remove and clean them, like dentures. If taken care of, implants can last years and even your entire lifetime.

Arrange a consultation

Dental implants are a perfect option for those looking to enhance their smile and regain their confidence. At Broadway Family Dentistry, we offer a variety of services to help improve your long term dental health. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about how we can help you improve your smile. You can reach us by calling 701-839-1299 at our office located in Minot, North Dakota.

Dental Implants Minot, ND

Why Dental Implants May Be Dentures’ BFF

Dental Implants Minot, NDTooth loss is an important matter regardless of the number of teeth that are no longer present in the mouth. The team at Broadway Family Dentistry understands, and we put our best into recreating optimal structure as needed. In many cases, we recommend that denture wearers, or those who are facing dentures, consider adding dental implants into their future smile. Dentures and dental implants are both referred to as tooth-replacement options; but their differences make them the perfect pairing; best friends for life.

How Dentures and Implants Coexist

The best way that we can explain the relationship between dentures and dental implants is to say that it is the same relationship shared by your natural teeth and their roots. In the natural scenario, roots tether every tooth to the jawbone. Roots also send vibrations through the periodontal ligament into the bone, which signals the body to regenerate new tissue. In the denture-implant scenario, tiny titanium posts stand in for roots; they secure dentures into place and continue to provide the jawbone with the necessary stimulation to regrow rather than resorb.

Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures

There are a few notable reasons that patients appreciate the support gained from a few well-placed dental implants:

  • Optimal confidence through ultimate functionality. When you chew and speak and smile with your natural teeth, you feel confident. Nothing should slide out of place or fall out. Securing dentures to a few implants achieves the stability that is needed to assure your conversations and meals do not end with self-consciousness or embarrassment.
  • Natural look, natural feel. One of the downfalls to dentures is that the smile tends to look artificial. This may have been the case years ago, but not so much anymore. We put a great deal of time and effort into the creation of authentic looking false teeth; teeth that look just like your own. When this is coupled with the placement of dental implants, the only thing better than the look of your smile is the structural security you enjoy when you use your new teeth.
  • Long-term facial support. Teeth support lips, and the jawbone supports facial structure. Because implants retain the foundation of bone, the face experiences far less, if any, of the usual signs of denture wear, such as sunken lips.

Learn more about implant-supported dentures when you visit our Minot family dentistry practice. Call (701) 839-1299.