Dental Implants vs. Dentures
Dentures are a popular choice for many patients looking to restore their smile. But after spending a few months or even years, many people start to become acutely aware of the many disadvantages of dentures. If you are one of those people, then you may be a good candidate for making the switch from dentures to a more permanent and durable dental implant bridge. Here at Dynamic Dental Care, we can help you make the switch and start experiencing what it feels like to once again have something as good as - or even better than - your natural teeth.
The Disadvantages of Dentures
Many people opt for dentures because of their affordability and minimal invasiveness. While these can be attractive features, their numerous drawbacks often make those perks not worth the hassles. While modern dentures can look highly realistic, they cannot match how well an implant bridge seamlessly matches the rest of your natural teeth. Thanks to high-resolution 3D scans, we can sculpt and polish your new teeth to the exact size, shape, and hue of the rest of your teeth.
Dentures also require far more care, attention, and maintenance than an implant bridge. Even though the initial cost of dentures is low, the continuous cost of cleaning materials adds up, and even if you are diligent about cleaning them, wearing dentures still puts you at a higher risk for gum disease. Plus, even the sturdiest dentures typically wear out after about a decade, no matter how careful you are with them. Worst of all, wearing dentures can damage the supporting gums, bone, and remaining natural teeth, requiring further treatments in the future.
What Is an Implant Bridge?
Dentures are not the only option for replacing multiple missing teeth. An implant bridge is an exciting option that uses dental implant technology. Dental implants are titanium rods that are placed in the jawbone, bonding to the living bone and replacing the roots of your missing teeth to give you maximum feedback and stability. This means that unlike dentures, an implant bridge cannot be removed.
Advantages of an Implant Bridge
An implant bridge is one of the best ways to feel like you have all of your natural teeth again. Unlike dentures, they are strong enough that you can eat whatever you want without risking damage or dislodging. Implant bridges are also designed to be permanent, unlike the finite lifespan of dentures. Once you have an implant bridge, it is yours for life.
Are You a Good Candidate for an Implant Bridge?
If you have dentures, or have tried them in the past, then you may be a good fit for receiving an implant bridge. To receive a bridge, you need to have good oral health, which means no gum disease, and have healthy, dense bones. Bone grafts are available for patients who otherwise qualify for implants but have insufficient bone density to support the implants.
Let Us Help You Make the Switch Today!
If you want to make the change to stronger, more comfortable, and more attractive teeth, then give Dynamic Dental Care a call at (509) 466-2587 today!