Fairfax Dental Implants - As Good As It Gets

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Dental implants have been around for over 30 years. They are a proven safe and reliable solution to replace missing teeth. They can replace one tooth or many. Additionally they can firmly anchor dentures and partial dentures.

Dental implant vs bridges: Many times implants are much better than bridges for replacing a missing tooth. A bridge is a three tooth or more solution to a one tooth problem. The construction of a bridge sometimes involves cutting down adjacent teeth to serve as anchors for the structure. It is a good solution but an implant can be better because the adjacent teeth that are otherwise healthy don’t have to be cut down.

So an implant can be the next best thing to your natural tooth. Call Fairfax dentist H Charles Jelinek, Jr, DDS today for a complimentary Fairfax dental implant consultation (703)560-8700. And SMILE WITH CONFIDENCE!!!!

DENTURES VS IMPLANTS WHICH ARE BETTER FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

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Seniors have two methods for replacing lost teeth: dentures or FAIRFAX DENTAL IMPLANTS. Deciding which is better may seem like a lot of work, but it really all comes down to assessing the benefits and disadvantages associated with a denture appliance or having a dental implant procedure performed. After assessing the pros and cons of both options, the senior can make a prudent decision on what treatment method is best.

Dentures Advantages

When a senior has dentures, they can smile with a greater degree of confidence. Being able to smile will allow the senior enjoy socializing with others, and he or she can also feel more comfortable during close communications with family and friends.

Dentures also help the wearer to maintain a natural face appearance: the face does not appear sunken or misaligned when dentures are in place. What’s more, when a senior wears dentures they are not forced to deal with the speech impediments associated with lost teeth.

Dentures offer practical benefits too since wearing them allows for the senior to chew foods with greater efficiency. Instead of having to avoid foods, the senior can consume many of the foods that they might not attempt to eat without teeth.

Financially speaking, dentures can be far less expensive than the cost of dental implant procedures.

Dentures Disadvantages

When a senior first gets a partial or a full set of dentures, it will take a period of time to adjust to the new appliance. One’s speaking patterns will change over time as the person gets used to wearing the appliance on a daily basis.

Dentures can sometimes float in the mouth, become loose, and cause problems with speaking and chewing. Dentures also have to be removed to be cleaned too so that mouth sores and gum irritations do not develop.

Sometimes, dentures can break and require repair or replacement. In addition, a denture appliance will eventually have to be replaced as one’s mouth changes over the years.

Dental Implants Advantages

Dental implants offer many of the advantages for seniors that dentures do and more. With dental implants, the teeth are individually replaced and attached directly to the jaw bone so that they feel and look like real teeth.

The patient has a better looking smile, more confidence, a greater ability to chew foods, and implants can help prevent issues like TMJ due to the misalignment of teeth in the mouth. Dental implants, once in place, can last the entire lifetime of the senior without requiring replacement.

Dental Implants Disadvantages

The primary disadvantage of dental implants is identified in cost factors and dental implants take a considerable amount of time to complete as they are put into one’s mouth in stages.

Call Dr. H Charles Jelinek Jr today for a complimentary implant consultation

703-560-8700. You no longer need to deal with the embarrassment of having dentures fall out when you speak!