New Teeth vs. Natural Teeth – Which One Is Better?
Tooth loss is a frequent occurrence in many individuals. Tooth loss may be caused by various factors ranging from an acute event such as stumbling and colliding with your face to illnesses such as gum disease. Indeed, many individuals will lose teeth in some form or another over time.
Missing teeth affect your self-esteem, capacity to communicate, the contour of your face, and general oral health. Because teeth are so vital, it is critical to get treatment promptly if one is lost. Dental implants are one of the well-known methods of tooth replacement.
Unlike implants, natural teeth may develop cavities, deteriorate, and even fall out. Titanium implants do not, which is why dentists often prescribe them for smile restoration and tooth repair.
However, be aware that implants may get contaminated if they are not kept bacteria-free. Even with your new superhuman teeth, you must still brush, floss, rinse with mouthwash, and see your dentist on a regular basis.
When teeth are lost, bone mass in the jaw is often lost. This is because your jawbone requires stimulation from chewing and connecting to maintain bone mass. Implants are the only tooth replacement method that stimulates the jaw bone, hence preventing bone loss.
Our teeth are designed to persist, but poor dental hygiene, stress, and diets high in sugary foods and beverages mean this is not always the case. People of all ages are more vulnerable than ever to dental decay and gum disease, which may result in decaying or missing teeth.
Dental implants are used to repair a person’s smile by substituting for lost teeth and avoiding additional deterioration. The implant consists of a post that mimics the root of the tooth, an abutment (connecting component), and a dental crown or fake tooth.
Titanium is used for the screw-in post and connecting piece. Titanium is one of the most robust metals available. Additionally, it does not rust and is biocompatible, which is unlikely to be rejected by the human body.
After the dental implant is placed, the jawbone recovers around it, strengthening it to the same extent as natural teeth. Additionally, much like real teeth, crowns may get worn down over time due to teeth grinding or bruxism, ordinary wear and tear, biting your nails, or chewing on ice.
Dental Implants are a one-time, permanent solution. With this in mind, although the initial cost may be more than alternatives, it is a one-time expense that should not need periodic ‘denture easing’ sessions or repairs, as other choices do.
Although a portion of your implant is far stronger than your natural teeth, the porcelain crown is not. It is susceptible to breaking and chipping, becoming worn out, and even falling out.
Cleaning and caring for implants do not need any specific materials. No cleaning pills or adhesive are included. All that is required is brushing and flossing as you would with normal teeth. Maintaining a healthy oral hygiene practice is critical for both natural teeth and implants.
When our natural teeth are healthy, we seldom consider our bite and may even take it for granted. However, the adage about being able to bite into a crisp green apple holds for some individuals with missing teeth or those with more traditional restorations. They often feel compelled to forego items they like because they are unable to eat them comfortably.
Additionally, there is the influence that a weaker bite may have on eating a nutritious diet. With an increased focus on the influence of the things we consume, or rather, do not eat, on our health, the importance of a diet rich in whole foods and vegetables has never been greater. However, standard tooth replacement techniques, such as partial or complete dentures, preclude you from doing so.
Suppose you are unsure whether to preserve your natural tooth or have a dental implant. In that case, it is advisable to chat with your dentist about the advantages and disadvantages of each choice. If you believe your natural tooth may be saved, but your dentist is eager to propose extraction, seeking a second opinion is acceptable. Whichever choice you pick, please remember to see your dentist periodically for checkups and practice proper dental hygiene daily.