From the monthly archives: November 2018
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Choosing between dentures and dental implants is challenging, especially if you’re not familiar with the benefits and drawbacks of each. While dentures are commonly chosen because of their affordability, dental implants offer many unique benefits that make them worth the slightly increased cost for many people. Here are three reasons implants may be a better choice for replacing missing teeth than dentures.
Dental Implants Stimulate Bone Tissue
Many people with missing teeth are unaware that tooth loss leads to bone loss in the jaw. The reason for this undesirable event can be traced to the tooth roots. In addition to keeping the teeth anchored to the jaw, tooth roots also stimulate the jaw consistently. This stimulation helps the jaw bone remain dense and strong. When a tooth is lost and stimulation desists, the bone begins to lose mass and degrade. Dental implant posts are placed directly in the jaw and take the place of tooth roots in stimulating bone growth to prevent degradation. De ...
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