Dental implants may look nice, but are they genuinely durable? What makes them more comfortable than dentures? Our dentistry team can answer those questions and others you might have about the benefits of dental implants.
Creative Dimensions in Dentistry (CDD) is a state-of-the-art dental clinic that’s provided affordable dental care to the East Bay community for over 20 years at its family dental offices in Castro Valley and San Leandro, California.
Our services include a full range of cosmetic and general dentistry services, including dental implants.
Check these five key reasons our dentists give for restoring smiles with dental implants, whether you’re missing one, several, or all your teeth.
1. Natural appearance and excellent stability
Dental implants are the next best thing to natural regarding stability and appearance. Created from materials that mimic the shine, shape, and size of your teeth, your CDD dentist matches the shade of the implants to blend seamlessly with your smile.
Dental implants also align with the contours of your gums, increasing their natural appeal.
The post portion of the implant fuses with your jawbone and offers superior stability compared to traditional dentures or bridges, which ride on top of your gums. This aspect of dental implants means you can speak confidently and enjoy the foods you love without worrying about slippage.
2. Dental implants help protect your oral health
Because the “root” or post portion of dental implants integrates (osseointegration) with your jawbone, they help prevent the bone loss that occurs with missing teeth. Unfortunately, bone loss also occurs with dentures and bridges that ride on top of the gums.
In addition, dental implants prevent nearby teeth from shifting out of place, a common problem if you don’t replace missing teeth. Also, a tooth-supported bridge requires alteration of surrounding teeth. That’s not necessary with dental implants.
The crown portion of a dental implant is replaceable but typically lasts 20-25 years. The root portion of the implant is permanent once it integrates with your jawbone. Dentures, on the other hand, need replacing every 7-10 years.
4. Dental implants are comfortable and easy to care for
Dental implants are as comfortable as natural, healthy teeth, unlike other prosthetics that require an adjustment period. They aren’t prone to cavities but require twice daily brushing and flossing.
However, you won’t have to remove implants nightly for soaking or deal with messy denture adhesives. Note that our dentists recommend you remove and rinse your dentures after meals, which isn’t necessary (or possible) with implants.
5. Improved confidence and self-esteem
It’s hard to measure the improvements in confidence and self-esteem you gain with a healthy smile, but there’s no denying its value in your overall quality of life.
Schedule a visit at Creative Dimensions in Dentistry Castro Valley or San Leandro today for all your family dental care needs. Call the office nearest you or request an appointment online.