Dental implants are generally the preferred method to replace missing teeth, and for good reason! Many patients who originally opted for dentures have made the switch to dental implants for their many benefits.
Dental implants offer patients a secure fit. A dental implant will never make the embarrassing clicking noises often associated with dentures. The secure fit of a dental implant also means that eating, drinking, and speaking will feel more natural.
Perhaps most importantly, dental implants look more like your natural teeth. You and Dr. J. Brent Bartruff in Fort Walton Beach, FL will be the only ones to know that you have dental implants!
Dental implants and dentures designed to replace missing teeth have structural and functional differences that can be significant for the wearer. Dental implants are made from materials that are biocompatible, unlike dentures. Dr. Bartruff uses Straunmann dental implants that are made of titanium, which fuses with the jaw bone after being surgically placed.
This difference is important for several reasons. The fusion creates a secure fit, eliminating any looseness, rubbing, or discomfort that can result from instability. The biocompatible material also contributes to a more comfortable solution to replace missing teeth. Dentures are often made from acrylic, cast metal, and flexible plastic that can irritate your gums.
Dental implant technology allows Dr. Bartruff to replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. While dentures can do the same, dental implant technology contributes to longer term success as a method to replace missing teeth.
Dentures will need to be replaced or refitted as the bone deteriorates in the jaw over time. Not only will a dental implant not need to be refitted like a removal denture, but they function similarly to your natural tooth and root system. The implant stimulates the bone in your jaw, preventing further bone loss. Bone loss begins immediately after you lose your teeth, and over time can affect the appearance of your face and the way in which your teeth fit together
Call Dr. Bartruff to learn more about implant dentistry in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Make the switch from dentures today!