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4 Reasons to Choose Dental Implants Over Dentures

Dentures have been around for a long time and are still used today to replace lost teeth because they produce acceptable results. While they solve one problem, though, they can potentially create several new ones. Led by two acclaimed oral surgeons, Drs. Andrew Mueller and Patrick Waters, Marquis Center has the ideal solution: dental implants. They look, feel, and function just like natural teeth and can replace anything from one tooth to an entire set. The Marquis Center team places and restores more than 900 implants a year with a 99% success rate.

Dental implants can help you avoid the many downsides of dentures:

  1. Dentures Slip

Dentures are generally kept in place by suction or adhesive creams. These can be unreliable, however, the longer you have your dentures. You may have an embarrassing incident where your dentures slip while you’re eating or speaking with a friend. Dental implants are firmly and permanently anchored in your jawbone and won’t slip.

  1. Dentures Irritate Your Gums

Due to their instability, dentures can rub against your gums, causing them to become sore. Dental implants stay in place at all times.

  1. Dentures Limit Your Enjoyment of Food

With dentures you may not be able to eat tough or chewy foods. You may have to forego steak, apples and other favorites. In addition, upper dentures include a partial palate which may reduce your taste sensation. Dental implants allow you to eat anything that healthy, strong teeth permit. That’s practically everything.

  1. Dentures Endanger Your Jaws

Since dentures stay in place with suction or adhesives, they don’t replace your tooth roots, which are what keep natural teeth in your mouth. When you lose teeth, the jawbone underneath can begin to deteriorate. Dental implants act as tooth roots and protect your jaws from recession.

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