When your teeth have been permanently lost or pulled, the idea of fully restoring your smile may seem unattainable. Beyond improving your facial appearance, maintaining the ability to chew and speak appropriately – as well as your overall dental health – is crucial following the loss of teeth.

Thanks to modern dental technology, your smile – along with normal mouth function – can be restored with ease. If you don’t love the idea of wearing dentures, there’s another option for tooth restoration that can offer many advantages.

Are you looking to restore your smile? Make an appointment with Heroes Dental to discover the treatment options available to you. We offer services for crowns and bridges, as well as dentures, throughout the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas to help restore the confidence that a beautiful smile provides.

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Consider Dental Implants

If you have the option to decide between dentures and dental implants, it’s best to know the differences between the two. When comparing dentures to dental implants, comfort, preservation of chewing and speaking abilities, and overall oral health are key factors to consider.

So, what’s the difference between the two?

  • Dentures are removable pieces that are made to replace teeth and portions of surrounding tissue, or gums. Dentures are typically partial or full; a partial set is used when some natural teeth are remaining while a full set is used when all teeth are missing.
  • Dental Implants are a natural-looking option for teeth restoration. Generally made of a titanium or zirconium material, the implant is fused to the jawbone to act as the root of a tooth. A dental bridge or crown is then used to cap the implant for a natural-looking finish.

What To Know About Dentures

Modern dentistry has definitely eliminated many of the disadvantages associated with dentures. But while dentures may be a less expensive solution for missing teeth, they do require plenty of upkeep.

Dentures often require creams or gels to keep them in place in the mouth and can slip and move around despite use of these adhesive products. Many individuals suffer gum irritation and mouth sores due to the constant friction between dentures and the gums.

Intake of some foods may also be restricted as chewing capability with dentures is limited; they must be removed regularly for proper cleaning to avoid bacteria build-up. Because the gums and jaw structure change with age, dentures must be re-aligned over time.

Advantages of Dental Implants

Dental implants look and function like natural teeth. A stable, durable, and secure tooth restoration option, dental implants preserve facial structure while providing a comfortable fit. Most people don’t even notice the implants once they’ve been placed.

With no need for adhesive creams or gels, dental implants require little care and cleaning other than the usual healthy dental hygiene routine. Additionally, dental implants are fused into the jawbone, so they provide improved speaking and chewing abilities.

This also helps prevent the bone loss and deterioration of the gums that can occur with dentures. Dental implants are a comfortable and permanent solution. Rest assured that they are well worth the investment.

Restore Your Natural Smile with Heroes Dental!

If dental implants are for you, not only can you benefit from the improved function they provide, their aesthetic appeal is unmatched.

The Rio Grande Valley dentists at Heroes Dental can help you find out if you’re a candidate for dental implants. We will happily review the benefits and drawbacks of each tooth restoration option as they relate to your unique dental needs.

You can rely on Heroes Dental to map out a treatment plan that will restore your smile and your overall dental health. Contact us today at any of our dental offices located in Laredo, Mission, San Juan, Pharr, and Edinburg.

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