Missing teeth can be an embarrassing issue. Beyond the affects on your physical appearance, tooth loss also hinders your overall health, as well. Many people assume removable dentures are their only option for tooth replacement. Fortunately, your Allen periodontist, Dr. Marco Cueva, provides a secure and esthetically pleasing denture alternative. In today’s blog, Dr. Cueva discusses the advantages of dental implants.   implants   

Dental Implants

Implants are dental restorations that fixed into the jaw. Consisting of a biocompatible titanium post, the jawbone actually bonds with the implant, anchoring your restoration into place. For patients with multiple missing teeth, a set of dentures can be placed on multiple implant posts. Dental implant restorations are designed based on impressions taken of the smile. As a result, implant dentures and dental implants blend seamlessly with your smile and reflect your unique facial structure. This provides natural looking and durable tooth replacement.

implants2Implants vs. Traditional Dentures

While removable dentures allow patients to eat and speak, they have a number of drawbacks. First, dentures become worn with time and must be replaced or adjusted every five to ten years. Removable dentures also occasionally slip during meals or conversation. Finally, traditional dentures often require messy adhesives. Implant dentures are fixed, so they don’t move when a patient eats or engages in conversation. Fixed dentures also don’t require adhesives. On average, an implant provides up to 25 years of restoration. To receive an examination and to discuss whether implant dentures are a good fit for your smile, talk to Dr. Cueva today. 

Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Cueva Today

Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or even provide fixed full or partial dentures. To learn more about this breakthrough denture alternative, talk Dr. Cueva. Our office will help you improve the health and function of your smile with lifelike dental restorations. To schedule an appointment, call us at (972) 390-9944 today. We proudly welcome patients from Allen, Plano, Richardson, McKinney, Frisco, Fairview, Murphy, Wylie, Lewisville, Carrolton, and surrounding communities.