Dental Options in La Porte Texas:
The increase in the human lifespan has resulted in more chances of tooth lost due to disease, trauma, gum disease and cavities. Human teeth need to work as a team in order to have maximum efficiency. When a tooth is lost it is necessary to evaluate the different tooth replacement options. These options include dentures, partial dentures, bridges and dental implants.
Dentures have many problems because they only replace the appearance of teeth. Dentures are nothing more than bulky plastic that sits on the gum tissue and looks like teeth. The dentures slide and rub the gum tissue causing sore spots. Denture adhesives are used to try to keep the denture in place. Eating foods with texture is difficult because of the denture is not stable. Dentures accelerate the bone loss in the jawbones.
Partial dentures are used when there are remaining teeth to attach the partial denture to. This transfers the forces of chewing to the remaining teeth. This can cause premature loss of the natural teeth because they are being asked to take excessive forces. Also, partial dentures can make cleaning teeth difficult as the partial denture used metal clasps to grab the remaining teeth.
Dental bridges replace missing teeth by grinding down healthy teeth in order to support the bridge. Once the tooth structure is removed it can never be replaced. Furthermore, now multiple teeth are splinted together. This makes it extremely difficult to floss the teeth and one has to use a special floss to get under the bridge to clean. Most bridges fail in about 10 to 15 years because the anchor teeth will develop cavities.
Dental Implants are the only tooth replacement option that mimics nature. The dental implant is actually anchored in the jaw bone. Dental implants are the most advanced way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants do not damage remaining healthy teeth. Dental implants are the longest lasting most life-like tooth replacement option.
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