Do you have teeth that are missing or damaged for one reason or another? Are you currently considering replacing those teeth with a set of dentures or partial dentures? Having missing teeth can be a confidence-shaker, especially if the teeth are more visible front ones rather than ones in the back. In some instances, having damaged or missing teeth could even result in you not even applying for that promotion you wanted because you're sure you'll get skipped over due to your looks anyway. However, instead of getting dentures to help boost your appearance, there is another solution: dental implants. There are a number of reasons to decide to get implants, some of the most important of which include:
More permanent: When you get dentures, whether partial or full, they will need to be refit every 3-5 years in order to continue to be comfortable. Without your natural teeth in place, your gums will change shape over the years, necessitating the refitting of your dentures. But with dental implants, this is not an issue. Not only does the implant post act similarly to a tooth to help keep your gums from changing shape, the dental appliance is attached directly to the post instead of to your gums so any changes won't result in an issue with the fit.
Easier eating: Although denture pastes and creams have come a long way even in the past several decades, it can still be extremely difficult or even impossible to eat certain foods. Something like a steak could cause the dentures to become dislodged, creating a potentially embarrassing situation. You can simply avoid these foods or you can get dental implants. While there may still be things that you shouldn't eat because they could damage the artificial teeth, this list is going to be much shorter than the one that you'd get with traditional dentures. Implants are snapped securely to metal posts, meaning that they aren't going to get dislodged easily.
More natural-looking: Since dental implants are more secure than traditional dentures, this also means that they will be more natural in appearance. In order to prevent traditional dentures from slipping out of place, especially when they're due for a refit, it's sometimes necessary to adopt an unnatural way of speaking or eating. People might not necessarily know exactly what's different, but they may still realize that something is "off" about your mannerisms. Since dental implants don't easily slip out, this isn't something that you would have to worry about if you got them.