As a society, it is clear to see that we are leading longer, more productive lives than any of the previous generations in our history. Whereas adults in the 20th century may not have lived actively into their 80’s and 90’s, today’s generations are meeting or exceeding those age limits. In fact, we seem to be outliving some of our most important body parts! Hips, knees, and teeth are wearing out and breaking down when there is still so much living to do!
That’s why so many adults are turning to hip replacements, knee replacements, and dental implants to rebuild the parts that no longer work, extending their lives in terms of quality as well as productivity. Choosing to replace and restore worn teeth, just like hips and knees, means that we can continue to enjoy healthy lives for several more decades.
As we age, our ability to eat nutritiously has a greater influence on the rest of our body. For maximum comfort and versatility, removable teeth like dentures and partials just can’t go the distance. False teeth that are made from plastic or acrylic might be sufficient in the short term, but these types of prosthetics tend to wear out faster, break more often, and require ongoing adjustments and repairs just to provide average performance.
In comparison, by investing in dental implants, you can be confident that your artificial teeth will not need to be removed due to wear and tear or other repairs. These prosthetic teeth are made from top-grade titanium, white gold, and porcelain—materials that have shown proven biocompatibility throughout the body. In fact, titanium hardware has been the material of choice for hip and knee replacements for a very long time.
Dental implants are also noted as the only type of tooth replacement that can prevent the deterioration of the jawbone and the remaining teeth. Therefore, in addition to enjoying comfortable eating, you will also continue to enjoy healthy and youthful facial structures.
To learn more about investing in your health with dental implants, talk to our implant dentist about your options today.