Traditional options for tooth replacement, dentures, in particular, are known for being uncomfortable. The rigid base sits directly on your gums, which were not designed to support the pressures the dentures place on them. Along with this, dentures can become loose over time, and begin to rub the sensitive gum tissue, which leads to painful denture sores. With implants, your replacement teeth are supported by the titanium rods that have been implanted into the jaw, as well as the jawbone. Moreover, because the teeth are held securely in place on stable implants, you do not need to worry about your teeth sliding around and irritating your gums.
Dentures are well known for their rigorous care routine. Each night they needed to be taken out and brushed with denture paste before being left to soak overnight in a cleaning solution. After you have cleaned your dentures, then you have to clean your gums and any other remaining teeth. This task often seems arduous to many people. Dental implants, on the other hand, are much easier care for. They can, and should, be brushed and flossed just like your natural teeth. It is also important, even if all of your teeth have been replaced with dental implants, to maintain optimal oral health.
Dental implants also have the unique benefit of stimulating your jawbone similarly to the roots of your natural teeth. No other tooth replacement option can do this. Your teeth stimulate your jawbone, sending a message to the body. The body then sends the nutrients necessary for your jaw health. When you lose your teeth, there is less stimulation. As a result, fewer nutrients are sent, and the bone begins to weaken. Because implants are placed into the jawbone, much like tooth roots, the stimulation is restored. Bone loss is stopped, and your jaw can maintain its health and integrity.