Today dental implants are the most advanced and cosmetic way of replacing teeth. A dental implant replaces the missing tooth root and then is restored with a crown. Therefore, the entire missing tooth is restored.
Bridges Damage Teeth:
In order to make a bridge to replace one missing tooth, the two neighboring teeth have to be drilled down to half their size. This is a damaging process and can result in tooth sensitivity, decay and the need for root canals on the supporting teeth. Two healthy teeth are irreversible damaged to replace one missing tooth. The final restoration is a three unit bridge that connects one prepped tooth to another, with a fake tooth in the middle.
With dental implants a missing tooth can be straightforwardly replaced with one dental implant. The dental implant does not damage any other teeth in the mouth. The completed dental implant tooth is not connected to adjacent teeth.
Problems with Dentures:
Life in old fashioned dentures is miserable. Dentures have numerous problems. They are bulky, and unstable in the mouth. Patients hate the bulky plastic in their mouths. Dentures are unstable. They constantly move during chewing, they are inefficient in chewing solid foods. Patients using dentures are forced to limit their diet to soft food. Denture wearers avoid vegetables, fruits, nuts, and meat. They have a diminished nutritional intake. This can cause systemic disorders such as digestive and cardiovascular disease.
Dentures are unwieldy and cover a lot of surfaces in the mouth, including the palate (roof of the mouth). The plastic dentures impede speech and alter the sensation of taste. Dentures often have a clicking sound during chewing and speech because they are so unstable.
People wearing dentures must remove them from their mouth after each use to clean them. The dentures are left out at night. This is a constant reminder that they have artificial teeth. The emotional and psychological impact of this is intense. Patients are forced to use denture adhesives to hold the dentures in place. The denture adhesives are messy and gooey.
However, the most grim problem is facial bone loss and premature aging. When teeth are missing the jawbone will atrophy and disappear. Wearing an old fashioned denture accelerates the bone loss. denture This bone loss results in collapse of facial structures, and make the patient look much older.
Dental implants represent the best way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that replaces the entire tooth structure. Plus, dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that stimulate and preserves bone levels. Get the best in dental care. Call our office today for your dental implant consultation.
If you are already suffering with old fashioned dentures ask Dr. Nugent about dental implant dentures. The dentures snap into place and are anchored by dental implants to create a stable and secure denture. Furthermore, the implants will stimulate and preserve the jaw bone.