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 It’s Never too Late to Straighten Your Smile

Braces as an adult? No way. At least, that was what I thought when my dentist told me that I was going to have to see an orthodontist about my crooked teeth. But my teeth were so misaligned that they were causing me pain when I chewed, so I decided to at least look into it. Turns out braces today are nothing like the ones my friends had when I was a kid. Mine were practically invisible, and I didn't need to wear them that long. I started this blog to encourage other people like me who are nervous about the prospect of wearing braces as an adult. My straight smile is so worth the trips to the orthodontist, and wearing braces was nowhere near as bad as I thought. Read on to find out more about how you can straighten your smile.

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It’s Never too Late to Straighten Your Smile

The Benefits Of Dental Implants Over Dentures

by Jacqueline Byrd

Deciding on dental implants is a big decision because getting an implant requires surgery. Before you decide on getting an implant, here are 3 benefits to consider for implants versus dentures.

Long Life

First, dental implants have a long life span and are permanent. The actual implant or screw that goes into your jaw bone for a single implant should never have to be replaced through rest of your life. 

Dentures, on the other hand, can get broken, and they may need to be replaced over time simply because they have been worn for many years. Dentures may also need to be remade if you lose more teeth and need to cover a bigger area of your mouth.

If you get implants, the only part of the implant that may need to be replaced is the crown that covers the little splint. Crowns can get worn or cracked, so this would be the only concern an implant should pose. Overall, though, dental implants last longer and cost less in the long run.

Less Discomfort

Second, dental implants are far more comfortable than dentures. Dentures can rub against your gums and cause them to feel sore. Also, sometimes the gripping solution does not hold the dentures in place very well, so they can slip out of your mouth as you eat. This could be embarrassing if you are in a public place eating or talking with dentures that are unstable. 

When you get a dental implant, the pain will only last for a few days until the swelling goes down. Once you visit your dentist to get the crown and splint, the implant will feel like it is just another one of your teeth and should not cause discomfort.

The pain following surgery may be very uncomfortable, but the short duration of the pain outweighs the discomfort of dentures.

Low Maintenance

Lastly, implants are also low maintenance compared to dentures. Once you have the implant and the crown in place, you just have to brush your teeth normally. 

When you get dentures, however, you have to brush them, take them out of your mouth, soak them in cleaning solution, remove the gum grip that is on them each day, and you also have to clean food out from underneath after eating sometimes.

The benefits of getting a dental implant outweighs the discomforts that come from dentures, so consider these things before you make a final decision and consult a professional, such as Oral Surgery Associates Inc, to get their opinion in the process.