Missing teeth are a pain. They prevent you from either being able to eat or from enjoying the food you can still. They are unsightly as well. Moreover, they can even be painful. People with missing teeth also face the challenge of deciding how best to replace them. The decision people face is whether or not they should use dental implants or dentures to replace missing their teeth. Both of these choices have their advantages and disadvantages.
Although they can be costly, dental implants are a good option for patients who are missing only one or two teeth. Risks include nerve damage, infection and prolonged bleeding. Implants can, however, last a long time (as long as 20 years) when patients use proper dental hygiene. On the other hand, dentures are a good option for people who are missing several teeth as opposed to only one or two. Dentures are also a better choice for people who have weak or diseased gums. Unfortunately, dentures can slip in the mouth during meals which can be embarrassing. Also, improperly fitted dentures can even promote tooth decay in adjacent teeth. Whichever choice you make, a qualified dentist can help you make decide.
Family Dental Health Plans can help you find providers with whom you can form a rapport. This is critical in finding someone who is not only qualified but who you can trust to help you make this challenging decision. With one of our discount dental plans, the process of finding a qualified dental provider is easy. Our site is designed to help you be able to search for Ameriplan providers near you. Armed with the right provider, one of our plans and education you can begin on the road to restoring your smile and improving the quality of your life.