Every way you look at it, dental implants are a better solution to the problems of missing teeth.
Dental implants provide several advantages over other teeth replacement options. In addition to looking and functioning like natural teeth, implant supported bridges replace teeth without support from adjacent natural teeth. Other common treatments for the loss of several teeth, such as fixed bridges, or removable partial dentures, are dependent on support for adjacent teeth.
In addition, because implant-supported bridges will replace some of your tooth roots, your bone is better preserved. With a fixed bridge or removable partial denture, the bone that previously surrounded the tooth root may begin to reabsorb (deteriorate). Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.
In the long term, implants are aesthetic, functional and comfortable. Gums and bone can recede around a fixed bridge or removable partial denture leaving a visible defect. Reabsorbed bone beneath bridges, or removable partial dentures can lead to a collapsed, unattractive smile. The cement holding a bridge in place can wash out allowing bacteria to decay teeth that anchor the bridge. In addition, removable partial dentures can move around in the mouth and reduce your ability to eat certain foods.
To discuss a complete set of new teeth on dental implants, call Dr. Mansbridge at (905) 662-6700. We are your complete dental surgery office for all your dental needs in the Hamilton region (including Stoney Creek, Ancaster, and Dundas). We are located near Eastgate Square, at 800 Queenston Road, Suite 18, Stoney Creek in Stoney Creek.