Why Save Your Own Teeth?
How Do We Save Teeth with Bone and Gum Loss?
I was Already Told My Teeth Have to Come Out
What Do I have to Do to Keep the Rebuilt Bone and Gums?
Are Dental Implants Better Than Teeth?
Your natural teeth have stronger attachments to the bone and gum tissues compared to dental implants and they can withstand bacterially induced diseases to a higher degree. Dental implants, when challenged with the same oral infections, will lose gum and bone tissue faster than your own teeth. Additionally, your teeth have ligaments around them which increase their ability to withstand chewing forces that may cause implant parts to break. Finally, your teeth move as your jawbone grows so their position in relation to your gums and bone stays the same. Because implants are fixed in your bone, the position of the gums and bone change around them so the implants can start to show through the bone and gum tissue leading to metal exposure, long looking teeth, grey shadowing in the implant area, and dental implant complications.