|Dentures - Not a Long-Term Solution
About 40 million Americans are missing all of their teeth. For many years, the only solution for a full arch of missing teeth was dentures. However, thanks to dental advancements, we now have dental implants that can help you get optimal dental functioning. In comparison with dentures, dental implants are a much better alternative.
What are Dental Implant Bridges?
Dental implants are screw-shaped titanium dental prosthetics designed to replace the root of a missing tooth. These dental implants fuse with the jawbone and provide better support to the artificial tooth. This results in better chewing and biting ability. If you are missing all of your teeth, dental implant bridges can be used to replace your teeth. These consist of overdentures that are attached to four to six implants that are placed in strategic locations of your jaw. The implants support the entire overdenture that consists of a complete set of artificial teeth.
Dentures vs Dental Implants
There is no doubt that dentures are a non-invasive and effective way to replace your teeth. However, they have several limitations and drawbacks as compared to dental implants:
As you can see, dentures do not offer a permanent or comfortable option for people who have lost their teeth. In comparison, dental implants can perform almost exactly like your natural teeth. If you are interested in dental implants, and at Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery can check whether you are a suitable candidate for it. Call us today at 304-345-1092 to schedule an appointment with us.