Old Fashioned Tooth Replacement Options
Dental implants are the best approach to replace missing teeth. Unfortunately, older dentists still use old-fashioned dental options since they are not current with modern dentistry.
Tooth-supported fixed bridges are an older style way to replace missing teeth. This solution will require the irreversible grinding down of natural teeth in order to support the bridge. The bridgework doesn’t stimulate the bone below the teeth the same way some implant does. Bridges have poor long term survivability as over half of all tooth supported bridges fail around the twelve year mark.
Maryland Bridges (resin bonded bridges)
Maryland Bridges (resin bonded bridges) are often called long term temporaries. They are conservative and require minor tooth removal on natural teeth. However, they do not withstand the forces of chewing and come loose.
Removable dentures (partial dentures) are used to replace multiple teeth. The removable denture uses metal clasps to grab onto natural teeth. The anchor teeth take excessive torqueing forces and can be damaged. Furthermore, the rubbing of the denture accelerates the loss of bone in the jaw.
Complete dentures are famously hard to manage. They make speech troublesome for a few patients; they frequently don’t give aesthetic results and make it very hard to eat certain sorts of food. The dentures lack any support and are loose. Worse yet, dentures can fall out during speech, laughing or yawning. The dentures accelerate the bone loss in the jaw.
In general, the above old fashioned solutions are inferior to dental implants. See why Dr. Nugent has completed dental implants on his parents, in-laws, friends and employees. Get the best for you and your family. You deserve all the options modern dentistry has to offer. Visit us at 3421 Burke Rd #1, Pasadena, Texas 77504. Call us at 713-941-1812 and schedule your dental implant consult today!