When you switch to dental implants from another type of prosthetic, such as a dental bridge or a denture, you will find that you experience a few very obvious changes. Learning about what to expect can help you make a final decision if you are still thinking about moving away from your current prosthetic and going forward with implants. The good news is that your choice will only prove beneficial for your smile, your life, and your oral health – let’s learn more!
Change #1: Easier Dental Hygiene
While brushing and flossing with a dental bridge or denture is not too complicated, switching to dental implants will still prove at least slightly easier. Why? Well, because replacing missing teeth with implants is like restoring your original smile. You will need to brush and floss and see us for visits. You won’t need to make special accommodations to clean hard-to-reach areas or take anything out of your mouth throughout the day.
Change #2: No Worries About Repairs
For the most part, once you invest in your dental implants, you can stop thinking about the tooth loss you have addressed. Did you know that implants have the potential to last for the rest of your life? It’s true. While a bridge or denture will require repairs or replacements every so often, your implants may last and last.
Change #3: Enjoy Optimal Stability
Your dental implants aren’t going anywhere. They aren’t slipping or moving or flying out of your mouth – they are staying right where they are, just like your natural teeth. As a result, you can enjoy your daily life without concern (which means eating and speaking become effortless again).
ABOUT YOUR SANTA ROSA, CA, ORAL SURGEONS:
Combining experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a genuine care for their patients’ health and comfort, the team at Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery is ready to improve the health and beauty of smiles in the Sonoma County and North Bay area. To schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling 707-545-4625 (Santa Rosa) or 707-584-1630 (Rohnert Park).