Most people have one or more missing teeth. But, that doesn’t mean you have to live with that embarrassing space. Today, there are three very good options to give you back your good looks and chewing ability.
- Partial Dentures
- All-Porcelain bridges
- Dental Implants
When a tooth is lost due to decay or gum disease, or just never appeared at all, a fixed dental bridge is a good way to restore the missing tooth. A dental bridge is like a false tooth, and can be used to replace a single missing tooth, or several teeth in a row.
The all-porcelain bridge looks almost identical to your natural teeth. And, because there is no metal involved – no gray line!
Facts about dental implants
Finally, best of all are dental implants. Rather than using adjacent teeth as anchors like fixed bridges, dental implants are long-term replacements that your dentist places in the bone. Composed of titanium metal that “fuses” with the bone, dental implants never decay like the teeth anchoring fixed bridges might. Because dental implants fuse with the bone, your bone assumes that a real tooth is in there. That usually stops the bone loss that can happen with a bridge.
If you are missing several teeth in your mouth, you may still enjoy the confidence and lifestyle benefits that come with dental implants. Depending upon the number of teeth that are missing, your dentist may attach several new teeth to two or three dental implants in a bridge/implants combo. This technique can even be used to securely anchor complete dentures. The implants will serve as a stable support that tightly locks into your replacement bridge or dentures to prevent slipping and bone loss.
With an overall success rate of about 95% and almost 50 years of clinical research to back them up, dental implants are frequently the best treatment option for replacing missing teeth.
Embarrassing Loose Dentures? Implant Dentistry offers solution once and for all!
Anyone with regular dentures knows that eating a steak or biting into an apple is always risky because the dentures in the jaw may slip and slide as they lose their attachment to the gums. The solution to this is getting the denture attached to implants, which are anchors in the bone. Implant-supported dentures lock the denture in place, providing people peace of mind that their dentures will not slip when eating or speaking in public.
An implant-supported denture is a type of denture that is supported by, and attached to, implants, whereas a regular denture rests on the gums and tends to fit less firmly in the mouth. The implants are placed into the jaw and bond to the jawbone forming an anchor. When a person has enough bone in the jaw to support implants, an implant-supported denture is ideal. This sort of denture has special attachments that snap onto the implants, allowing the denture to feel stable and secure.
Patients who choose an implant-support denture over a regular denture rave about having a better ability to chew, eat the foods they love, have an improved appearance, are more confident, maintain a healthier diet, and feel happier and better about themselves. The reason is that implant-supported dentures feel more like “real” teeth than regular dentures because they feel more stable and secure. Implant-supported dentures are locked firmly into place, whereas the regular dentures may occasionally slip off the gums.
• Eat better.
Implant-supported dentures can triple your biting force, allowing you to eat foods that you ate with your natural teeth. With regular, non-implant dentures, as the jawbone shrinks over time, there is less support for your ordinary dentures so your chewing efficiency reduces, making it difficult to eat certain foods. Implant dentures can restore chewing efficiency comparable to that of natural teeth, allowing you to enjoy foods like apples, steak, corn and your other favorite foods.
Cosmetic Denture wearers enjoy the ability to flash an amazing smile that is natural looking, while having a denture that provides stability, optimal chewing efficiency and extraordinary comfort. Because they are custom made by a cosmetic dentist and neuromuscular dentist they will enhance your facial features, your comfort as well as your smile. You will also enjoy the pleasure of eating the foods you love in the company of the people you love. Join in on Holiday dinners again with loved ones with no embarrassment and total security and stability.