If you have missing teeth and have relied on dentures to get you by, we have an encouraging option that allows you to eat the foods you love and never worry about uncomfortable dentures slipping. We want you to feel comfortable with your smile and enjoy all the things you love, and that’s why we would like to show you the benefits of dental implants vs. dentures.
Improved Comfort, Speech and Appearance
Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. They function exactly as your natural teeth would and eventually fuse with the bone in your jaw. This makes for a more comfortable solution, and no more dealing with slurred speech that can come from dentures that don’t fit right. There is no need to remove dental implants, and you won’t even notice they are there.
Supporting the Jaw Bone
The tooth is rooted in the jaw bone and stimulates new bone to grow. When a tooth is missing, the jaw bone may disintegrate and actually move and change the shape of your mouth and face. With dental implants, a titanium rod is placed in the bone, and acts as a root. This stimulates the bone to regenerate and acts exactly as a healthy, natural tooth would.
Dentures are a valid option for someone that needs a quick fix, and while implants may seem more expensive up front, the durability makes the cost worth it. If implants are cared for correctly, they can last a lifetime. Just brush twice a day, floss once a day, and see your dentist for a cleaning or exam every six months.
Contact Us Today
Dr. Herrera is proud to offer dental implants to his patients that want to restore their natural smiles and come back better than ever. If you want to discuss this option with a professional, contact our office in Salinas, CA today to schedule an appointment.