Troy Dentist:  The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental Implants - Troy, MichiganDental implants are quickly becoming the preferred option for replacing missing teeth or teeth that need to be removed due to age, decay or injury. For many years, patients were left deciding between partial dentures, bridges or a full set of dentures to replace missing teeth. Most patients found these options cumbersome and less than attractive options for replacing teeth. Today, we are able to offer dental implants to our Troy dental patients who need to replace one or more teeth. While, often more expensive than partials or full dentures, dental implants come with a host of benefits that are not available with other tooth replacement options.

Dental Implants Give A Natural Looking Smile

One of the common complaints about dentures and often partials, is that they don’t look “real”. While denture makers do the best they can to give you a smile that is as close to your natural smile as possible, the materials used to make dentures can make your smile look “plastic” or fake. This is a turn off for many patients who don’t want to look like their smile has changed. The same is often true of partials. If they don’t fit well, it can be obvious that your smile has been altered. Dental implants are individual teeth that are made using a mold of your existing smile and pictures of your jaw structure. They look natural and because they are attached to your jaw, you don’t have to worry about how they fit.

Dental Implants Are A Permanent Option

Dental implants are great for the patient who doesn’t want to mess with a removable replacement for their teeth. Implants are attached to your jaw and become a permanent part of your smile. You can eat all of the foods that you like, and brush and floss like you always have, without having to take out your partial or dentures. Many patients who leave behind dentures and convert to implants tell us that one of the biggest hassles of dentures is that they move and can be uncomfortable when eating. Dental implants don’t move when you eat, so you don’t have to worry about your teeth when you are enjoying your favorite foods.

Dental Implants Are Easy to Care For

Caring for dental implants is just like caring for your natural teeth. They require brushing twice a day, good flossing and regular visits to your dentist. This ease of care may be one of the most appealing benefits of choosing dental implants over dentures or partials. You don’t have to take out your teeth, soak them over night, brush them with a special tooth paste, and use sticky denture adhesives to keep them in your mouth. All of the extra work that comes with caring for dentures often make patients hold off on replacing their smile as long as possible.

Dental Implants Provide Mouth and Jaw Benefits

This is a really important part of selecting implants over dentures. Because your implants become part of your jaw, you don’t have to worry about your jaw bone deteriorating. The posts for implants support the jaw and give a base for new bone to grow to. This eliminates the sunken look that is evident with many denture wearers. Implants also eliminate the potential for sores and general discomfort in the mouth that is common with dentures.

For More Information on Dental Implants from Troy Dentist, Paul Mansky, DDS

No matter whether you are considering dentures, a partial, or implants to repair your smile, you have options. Finding the best dentist in southeast Michigan for you and your family can be a daunting task, however, Dr. Paul Mansky and his experienced staff are here to help you make the right choice for your smile and your budget. To schedule a dental appointment in our Troy, Michigan office, call us today at (248) 689-5508.