When you are missing any of your teeth, be it just one, some of them, or all of them, you want to look at getting teeth back in there to enhance your smile, make it easy to eat all of the foods you love, and more. Dentures are often the pick for those who are in need of a full set of teeth or just uppers or lowers. However, dental implants Adelaide are gaining in popularity because of all the benefits that they have to offer.
What are dental implants?
Many people hear dental implants and assume that it is just another word for dentures. These products are entirely different from dentures which are artificial teeth that are removed on a nightly basis to be cleaned. Dental implants are placed in the jaw bone and are not removed.
Why are dental implants better?
Dental implants have become popular because they are stable. Since they are drilled into the jaw as a permanent teething solution, it allows people to eat all of the foods they used to – including apples, ribs, and anything else that are considered a “no no” for those who wear dentures. They are just as strong as your regular teeth – and maybe even a little more.
The teeth implants are expensive, but they last longer and don’t require the same level of maintenance. Many people will find that they need new dentures as they get old because of the bone density loss along the jaw bone so their dentures no longer have the same fit. Additionally, there is all of the cost for adhesive, denture soaks, and other products to ensure they are cleaned properly to maintain proper oral hygiene.
With implants, they are usually good for the life of a patient. You would be able to brush them just like regular teeth including floss, toothpaste, mouthwash and everything else. They allow you to maintain a higher level of oral hygiene than you would have with dentures – and this is another reason why more people are getting them.
The dental implants Adelaide are easy to install and don’t require a lot of healing time. Traditionally, they were designed to replace one or two missing teeth. Now, they have what is known as All on Four, which can be used for massive tooth loss or complete tooth loss. The entire mouth can be outfitted with implants using anywhere between four and six implants. This reduces the recovery time and reduces the overall costs as well.
Most dental plans will cover implants to the same extent as they will cover dentures. This means that it’s worth an inquiry with the implant dentist to see what the costs are and what the out of pocket expense would be for you if you have dental insurance of one kind or another. If your insurance can cover it, you may not be spending that much more for them – and you can have a better smile.