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My teeth were starting to deteriorate, and I was running out of options to repair them. The dentist gave me a choice. I could wait until the bone loss was so bad that I would have to have my teeth removed and get dentures, or I could have them removed now and get dental implants. I opted for the implants. If you’re thinking of getting dental implants, you probably have a lot of questions. I love mine, but they took some getting used to. In this blog, I’m sharing my experience and all the information that I picked up throughout my implant experience. You can find out what the procedure entails, how to prepare for your implants, and how to care for them once they’re in.


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Don't Like Your Veneers? Implants Could Be A Better Fit

by Alfredo Moore

If you have porcelain veneers and you aren't happy with the way your smile looks, you should talk with a dentist about getting dental implants instead.

Your mouth will benefit from having the implants in a variety of ways, and the implants are going to be much easier for you to maintain. Here are just a few reasons you want to ask the dental expert about making the switch.

Natural Feel and Appearance

The dental implants don't go over existing teeth, but instead they replace the tooth. They don't feel large or bulky, and the dental professional will match them to the size of your previous natural teeth, so they fit perfectly. The implants can even be created to match the white coloring of your teeth, so they don't look overly fake or new.

Improved Oral Health

Dental implants are the next healthiest choice for your smile, besides your own natural healthy teeth. The teeth that anchored the veneers are going to be removed, so you don't have to worry about cavities or bacteria getting caught inside the veneers. Layers of tooth enamel have to be removed for veneers to be bonded, and after a couple of sets of veneers you can run out of tooth.

The implants are going to fill the empty space to protect the gum tissue, and you can floss in-between the implants. The implants aren't ever going to get cavities, and you can easily brush and rinse all of your teeth at the same time.  

A Lifetime of Use

The veneers can need replacing as often as every 5 years, which could require a lot of dental work if you are getting veneers at a young age. The dental implants are a permanent solution, and can last a lifetime if they are taken care of properly. You will also want to get regular checkups, so the dentist can examine your natural and synthetic teeth.  The implants are more like an investment, instead of a short term solution.

If you aren't sure if implants are the answer, sit down with a cosmetic dentist and ask your questions. The implants aren't going to come loose while you talk, and you aren't going to have to worry about dietary restrictions, like you may have to with other replacement options. If your veneers feel like they are over-sized or you aren't happy with the way they look, talk with a cosmetic dentist about alternative possibilities. Talk to people like James Tritton DDS PC for more information.