Dental implants are becoming increasingly more popular than traditional dentures and bridges for several reasons. They are one of the safer options patients can choose from. The safety factor alone is why many people choose to replace their old dentures with new, state-of-the-art dental implants. Not only do they look and feel natural, but they also eliminate many of the problems denture wearers commonly face.
When you lose a tooth (or teeth), your jawbone may begin to lose its density. With nothing to hold on to, the bone will start to erode. As more and more bone tissue is lost, the jaw becomes more fragile. With dental implants, the implant will strengthen the bone, making it more robust and more secure. The implant will hold the surrounding teeth in place, keeping them safe and reducing your risk of losing any more teeth.
Traditional dentures may begin to show signs of wear and tear. When this occurs, they may start to slip and slide, causing lesions or blisters on your gums or other soft tissues. Over time, this can result in sharp edges that may cause profound irritation and may even lead to infections or abscesses. With dental implants, the denture snaps securely onto the posts. That makes it almost impossible for the dentures to shift when you are eating or speaking.
Because of how they are constructed, the dentures that snap onto the dental implants are very durable. They reduce the risk of wear and tear and are much harder to break than traditional dentures. They are made with the highest quality materials that are designed for long-term use. Since they are fixed directly onto the embedded posts in your jawbone, they are stable and secure. That reduces your overall risk of breakage.
If you live in the Skowhegan, Maine area and want to learn more about dental implants and how safe they are, contact Dr. Mohammed Imam at the Maine Center for Dental Medicine. The team is always ready to see new patients and welcome their existing patients back for a visit. New patients will need to call (207) 808-7355 , while existing patients must call (207) 474-9503 to schedule an appointment. Call today and find out if dental implants are for you!
A graduate from New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. Mohammed Imam began his practice in Nigeria and moved to the United Kingdom to continue his training in Oral & Maxillofacial Residency.
With over 30 years of expertise Dr. Imam regularly updates himself on modern techniques and methods whilst continuing to invest and perform procedures using the best technology and equipment to ensure his patients receive the best and most bio-compatible oral care possible.
Dr. Imam’s areas of specialty include implant dentistry, TMD and Orofacial pain. He is also SMART certified and a member of the Academy of General Dentistry.
An alumnus of New York University, Dr. Shafiulla Khan brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise gained over his 35 plus years of practicing dentistry. He is well known for his passion to improve his patients’ lives with his service. While being a SMART certified professional, Dr. Khan’s areas of specialty includes Tempro-mandibular Disorders, TMJ therapy and smile make overs. He remains a prestigious member of the International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) amongst many others.