The Advantages Of Dental Implants Over Dentures And Bridges
It used to be that dentures and bridges were considered the norm for dealing with tooth loss. There is a sense of inevitability with dentures, that we will all be forced to wear them in old age or if we find ourselves loosing teeth earlier on in life. The good news is that there is an alternative that can free us from the negatives effects on denture or bridge use: the dental implant.
The invasive, damaging procedures of bridge work and dentures can be avoided with a dental implant.
There are many problems associated with dentures and bridges – both physical and psychological. The association of dentures and bridges with old age naturally makes users feel worse about their appearance. Furthermore, there is also the added downside of the physical signs of aging due to facial bone loss. This permanent reminder of the issue is not helped by the fact that denture users have to constantly take these false teeth out to clean them and use uncomfortable adhesives that do not provide a natural fit. Furthermore, the denture accelerates bone loss in the jaw bone leading to a cycle of ill-fitting dentures.
The problems of dentures, such as their fit and eating problems, can be avoided through bridge work, but then there is the issue of invasive re-constructive work to the teeth and jaw. For a bridge to be placed healthy teeth have to be irreversible damaged and cut down to support the bridge. Bridges normally catastrophically fail within ten to fifteen years.
The solution to these above problems is to restore lost teeth with dental implants. Implants remove the issue of damage to other teeth because they are individual items that support themselves independently in the jawbone. In addition to this, implants can be permanently set in the place of the missing tooth, thanks to the use of a root system as well as the external structure. Once an implant is in place and secure, there is nothing else to worry about. There are no adhesives, no negative effects on eating or appearance and you can live life as though it were a real tooth. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement options that stimulates and preserves jaw bone.
Michael Nugent DDS is a Pasadena, Texas Family Dentist. He has a strong focus on dental implant dentistry. He is one of the few general dentists in the nation that both surgically places and restores the dental implant. Dr. Nugent is a regional leader in his field. Come see how dental implants can change your life.
Visit our office at 3421 Burke Rd #1, Pasadena Texas 77504.
Call us at 713-941-1812.