woman looking in the mirror at her new smile

Many people live with uncomfortable physical situations and sometimes there is nothing that can be done about it. But other times there are steps that can be taken in order to provide comfort where there once was pain or even embarrassment. When it comes to your smile, you deserve the best. If you are missing teeth, for whatever reason, it is sure to cause you some level of discomfort either physically or emotionally. Or perhaps you now have been wearing dentures for many years and are experiencing pain from them. If you are experiencing pain in your mouth due to missing teeth, then you need to explore the possibility of getting dental implants. Dental implants could be the solution to your oral problems and provide a permanent fix to your discomfort. When it comes to your smile, you deserve the best! Here are some questions commonly asked with respect to dental implants.

Do I Need to Brush Them?

Absolutely! Although the tooth itself (the crown) are typically made of porcelain, a material that cannot contract a cavity, your gums are still very susceptible to disease. Brushing your dental implants at least twice a day and daily flossing will still be required of you even with the presence of dental implants. Your dentist will tell you to treat them as you would your normal teeth.

Why Should I Choose Dental Implants Over Dentures?

It’s a personal choice really, but the easiest answer is that dental implants are a permanent solution. Dentures are removed daily for cleaning and can shift throughout the day causing discomfort. There is also the chance that they can be misplaced, and that would be very distressing to the patient. Dental implants are the closest thing to real teeth that can be manufactured and fitted perfectly for your mouth. Give yourself the smile you’ve always wanted!

Feel Young Again!

Perhaps you are struggling with the fact that you wear dentures because you are way too young to be sporting something that your great-grandma wears. Dental implants are bolted to your jaw bones and screwed in for maximum fit and longevity. No one will know you have them unless you let them in on your secret, so keep your dental implants to yourself and continue to feel young!

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants have an exceptionally long life compared to that of a bridge or a crown. Because they are fused to the jaw bone and behave like natural teeth they can last for many decades. Proper care is of course needed to ensure they are not abused or mistreated, but dental implants are the obvious choice for those who want to set it and forget it!

The Teal Umbrella is a leading clinic for surgical dental implants. For more information, contact us today!