Advantages of Dental Implants over Dentures or a Bridge

Every way you look at it, dental implants are a better solution to the problems of missing teeth.

  • Aesthetic: Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth. Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompany bridgework and dentures. No one will ever know that you have a replacement tooth.
  • Tooth-Saving: Dental implants don't sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because neighbouring teeth are not altered to support the implant. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health.
  • Confidence: Dental implants will allow you to once again speak and eat with comfort and confidence. They are secure and offer freedom from the irksome clicks and wobbles of dentures. They'll allow you to say goodbye to worries about misplaced dentures and messy pastes and glue.
  • Reliable: The success rate of dental implants is highly predictable. They are considered an excellent option for tooth replacement.
  • Options: Replace one or more teeth without affecting bordering teeth.
  • Support: Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture.
  • Secure: Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.

A Radiant New Smile

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.

Long Term Solutions For Better Dental Health

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.

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