Had It with Dentures?
Implants Could Be the Answer
A denture completely covers the roof of the mouth. It rests on the soft tender gums, and damages the supporting bone, causing gum shrinkage and a poor fit. Over 50,000,000 people in the United States struggle, daily, with dentures, removable partial dentures or no teeth at all. A majority suffer a great deal of discomfort as a result of loose and ill-fitting dentures. Many denture wearers simply withdraw from any type of social engagement because of embarrassment.
Implants are a natural-looking way to replace one or more missing teeth. Dental implants can span an area of several missing teeth to create a fixed (not removable) bridge or stabilize a denture. When you choose dental implants, you can enjoy the beauty of a natural-looking smile, reclaim the ability to eat foods you love, and regain the confidence to interact with family and friends. People with teeth eat a better diet, and on the average live 10 years longer than those that wear dentures. Dental implants not only restore your smile, but help you improve your quality of life.
Benefits with fixed bridge on implants
In this case, when replacing three teeth in the far back of the mouth, a fixed bridge anchored to dental implants is the only fixed alternative. Traditional dentures can’t offer the same stability or function.
Having dental implants replacing your lost back teeth will give you new, unparalleled strength and stability that allows you to eat what you want. It will also preserve your jawbone and facial appearance.
Benefits of permanent teeth on implants
When all teeth are missing or in such bad condition that they need to be replaced, a fixed nonremovable full arch replacement prosthesis anchored to dental implants is the best permanent solution.
Prior to dental implant procedures, there was no fixed nonremovable prosthetic solution available for people who lost all their teeth. Today, it is possible to replace a full jaw with dental implants with permanent nonremovable teeth; the results are stable and highly esthetic.