When it comes to replacing missing teeth, there are several options. It can be difficult deciding which option is best. It is important that you research all of your options, as there are variables that may make some options better than others for your individual circumstances. Dental implant bridges are THE BEST option, if you’re a candidate.
YOUR OPTIONS RANGE FOR REPLACING A SINGLE TOOTH range from:
A single implant and crown, to
A fixed bridge, (which involves having to grind down the adjacent teeth to provide support for the tooth replacement), or sometimes,
A removeable one tooth partial denture (very difficult to eat with).
YOUR OPTIONS FOR REPLACING A FEW MISSING TEETH IN A ROW may range from just
Two implants and a fixed bridge, to
A longer, conventional bridge (requiring the grinding down of supporting teeth), to
A removeable partial denture.
YOUR OPTIONS FOR REPLACING SEVERAL TEETH IN A ROW can vary from:
A few implants and longer fixed bridge, to
A partial denture, to
Multiple implants and sectioned implant bridges (if the missing teeth are in different sections of the mouth).
With such a variety of options, it can be confusing.
We have put together some reasons why dental implant bridges are better than dentures, which we hope will help!
WHY DENTAL IMPLANT BRIDGES?
They look, feel and function just like natural teeth!
If you need to replace missing teeth, of course, you want it to feel natural so that you can forget it is there and resume eating, talking, and smiling just like you did before you lost them. A dental implant bridge is far better than dentures or a partial denture for exactly this reason, as dentures can move or dislodge, and partials can trap food and be difficult to chew well with. Plus, they often feel uncomfortable and take some time to get used to, which is not the case with dental implant bridges. Additionally, dental implant bridges are also much easier to maintain and keep clean.
THEY LAST LONGER
Because the bone slowly and continually erodes over time when teeth are lost, there is nothing in the bone to keep it alive and present, so dentures that fit well when you first get them, will become loose over time. This is because the foundation they rest on has changed/shrunken. This means that in order to keep them fitting comfortably, they will need replacing periodically at some point throughout your life, which, once again, doesn’t help you to forget that you have missing teeth! Not to mention the extra dental visits and expense involved in having new ones made.
THEY’RE EASIER TO MAINTAIN
Dentures and partials also require some additional cleaning than natural teeth, so they can be a bit of a nuisance if you’re looking for a simple solution. A dental implant bridge could last for a lifetime if it is taken care of, and all you need to do is take care of it like you do your natural teeth by brushing them twice a day and cleaning effectively between your teeth.
THEY PREVENT FURTHER DETERIORATION
A dental implant bridge can prevent further deterioration of the jawbone as the implants keep bone alive. The supporting implant posts are made from titanium, which is both strong and durable. Unfortunately, dentures do not offer the same benefit, and will not protect your jawbone in the same way as a dental implant bridge.
We hope that these benefits have helped you to understand why dental implant bridges are better than dentures. We would be happy to answer any questions that you have about the procedures that we offer. Just contact us if you have any questions or would like to discuss the procedure in more detail. We are always happy to answer your questions!