If you have lost one or more teeth, you have several choices about to replace them. The two most common options are dentures and dental implants. Of these two options, implants are going to offer you a better quality of life, which makes them the better choice for most people.

Dental Implants Can Improve Your Quality of Life over Dentures

Eat Better Foods

Biting and chewing are the main functions of your teeth, and you ideally want a tooth replacement solution that lets you eat all the foods you want. Dental implants function just like natural teeth. You can eat anything with them that you can eat with your natural teeth.

With dentures, you’ll find that your biting and chewing is more limited. If your denture is replacing just one or two teeth, you might be able to get by with just removing your dentures when you eat and relying on your natural teeth. With larger dentures, you might have to limit your diet to match what your dentures can chew.

Be Healthier

When people get dentures, their diet often changes. Instead of fresh fruits and healthy, lean meats, they tend to lean toward more processed food. Processed food is easier to eat than foods like fresh vegetables and meats, but they’re not as healthy. They tend to be higher in fat, sugar, and salt. This can lead to weight gain. On the other hand, people with poor dentures can just stop eating as much, which leads to weight loss. Both can lead to malnutrition.

But when you can eat a full variety of foods, you can stay healthier. You can look better and feel better.

Live Life on the Move

Dentures can be a nuisance. You have to take them out at night and clean them separately after each meal. It’s harder to get ready in the morning, takes more preparation at night, and comes with more nuisance throughout the day.

When you’re eating out, you have to carefully consider the menu to make sure there’s something you can eat. And then you may have to take your dentures out to eat, which increases the risk that you’ll leave them behind.

And then there’s the fact that you can lose your dentures whenever you’re being active. Your dentures can fall out when you’re riding a motorcycle, or they can be stolen by birds. Dogs will hide them, or even eat them sometimes. They can come out when you’re talking loud, laughing, or cheering.

With dental implants, your replacement teeth will stay in place. No matter what you’re doing, your implants will stay firmly anchored in your jaw and won’t get lost.

Be Confident in Your Smile

Another problem with dentures is that they can make you uncomfortable with your smile. Dentures can look fake. And with the high probability that they might not be in place when you speak or smile, people often lose confidence in their smile, which means they smile less, even when they’re happy.

Since smiling can make you happier in and of itself, so the less you’re smiling, the lower your mood is likely to be.

But with dental implants, you’ll be confident because your implants will always be in place. And they look more natural than dentures, giving you more confidence in your smile.

Live Life to Its Fullest

You don’t have to give up living a rich, full life just because you’ve lost your teeth. With dental implants, your replacement teeth will look and function like natural teeth so you can live the life you want, even if you’ve lost one or more teeth. Let us design a beautiful smile for you.

To learn more about how dental implants can improve your quality of life over dentures, please call (907) 274-7691 today for an appointment with an implant dentist at Denali Dental Care.