Benefits of Dental Implants in Beaverton, OR
If you are missing a tooth or several teeth, dental implants are a good method for replacing those teeth. Today, new technology has made implants very durable and very affordable. Whether you need one implant or want to look at an option such as the All-on-4® Treatment Concept to replace all of your teeth, the team at Periodontal Associates can help. Here are some of the reasons why you may want to select dental implants instead of dentures.
Implants Are Permanent
Unlike dentures, implants are permanent replacement teeth. Once we place the posts and attach the crowns to them, you will not have to remove them for any reason. You will likely have the same set of implants for the rest of your life, though like any type of tooth replacement, you can break implants. However, all we will need to do in such a case is replace the crown (the actual replacement tooth). The posts themselves will not need replacing.
Being permanent also means you do not need to worry about using a dental adhesive to hold your dentures in place. You do not have to be concerned with your dentures moving or with any food debris getting under them, either. There is nothing for debris to get under because the crowns are secured to posts placed in the gums.
They Do Not Require Any Special Cleaning
Dental implants are cleaned in the same way you clean your natural teeth. You need to brush them at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. With dentures, you need to remove them at night to soak them in a special solution. There is no need to purchase or use any special cleaning products with implants. Simply brush your teeth as normal.
Implants also do not have any restricted foods. With dentures, you may want to avoid sticky foods or hard foods that can cause your dentures to shift out of place. You may also want to avoid popcorn and other foods that can break into small pieces because those pieces can get under the dentures. These foods are not a problem for implants. You can eat anything you want.
Implants Are Comfortable
Dentures are not always immediately comfortable. You will need to get used to wearing them, and if they do come loose, they can feel uncomfortable until you have time to fix them. Implants feel very similar to your natural teeth, so there is nothing new to adjust to.
Implants Look Natural
While it is true that it is often hard for people to notice that you have dentures, it is even harder for someone to know you have implants. Advancements in artificial tooth material allows us to place implants that look very similar to natural teeth. If you only need a single implant, we can even match the coloring of the crown to your natural teeth so it blends in.
Do you have a missing tooth or teeth and want to learn more about implants? Call Periodontal Associates at (971) 317-8414 today to schedule a consultation.
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