Why Dental Implants

There are many advantages to dental implants such as:

Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. And because they are designed to fuse with bone, they become permanent.

Improved speech. With poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within the mouth causing you to mumble or slur your words. Dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that teeth might slip.

Improved comfort. Because they become part of you, implants eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures.
Easier eating. Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.
Improved self-esteem. Dental implants can give you back your smile and help you feel better about yourself.

Improved oral health. Dental implants don’t require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health. Individual implants also allow easier access between teeth, improving oral hygiene.
Durability. Implants are very durable and will last many years. With good care, many implants last a lifetime.

Convenience. Removable dentures are just that; removable. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.

DENTAL IMPLANTS Vs CONVENTIONAL DENTAL BRIDGE

1. SAVES ADJACENT TEETH – In a bridge teeth adjacent to the missing tooth are ground whereas a dental implant prevents the grinding of adjacent teeth.
2. PRESERVES BONE – placement of dental implant prevents further bone loss and recession of gums
3. BETTER CHEWING EFFICIENCY – with dental implants as compared with a bridge.

Normal Dentures Vs Implant Supported Overdentures

Advantages
Disadvantages
Normal dentures
  1. Low initial cost
  1. movement of lower dentures
  2. improper speech
  3. ulcers in mouth due to denture movement
  4. increased maintenance cost due to frequent relining of dentures.
Implant supported overdentures
  1. reduced/eliminated denture movement
  2. no chances of ulcers due to reduced denture movement
  3. better chewing
  4. better speech and esthetics
  5. preserves bone under dentures – so little/no denture loosening