Why You Should Switch from Dentures to Implant Bridge
Dentures are a long and tested way of replacing multiple missing teeth, especially if you have lost all of your teeth. Many people also prefer dentures because they are easily available, do not require invasive procedures (and thus offer faster teeth replacement), and are affordable. However, standard dentures have several shortcomings, which makes them a less ideal solution in the long-run. This is why we, at Premier Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, offer alternative solutions to standard dentures, for example, implant bridges.
Implant bridges (also known as implant-supported bridges) are comprised of dental bridges, which are permanently screwed into place using dental implants. The use of dental implants to support the bridges offers several benefits over the traditional denture systems. Below is a look at some of these benefits.
Increased Comfort with an Implant Bridge
One of the many shortcomings of denture is comfort - or lack thereof. Dentures are especially uncomfortable at the initial stage (immediately after getting them) because they sit on your gums – something you are not used to. Dentures are also uncomfortable due to ill-fitting, which can happen if your dentures are not custom made, or after your jawbone starts to deteriorate.
Switching from dentures to implant bridges helps to solve all of these issues. This is because the implant bridge uses the dental implants for support - as opposed to your gum. The bridge is also permanently held in place and thus does not cause discomfort by moving around in your mouth.
Full Mouth Functionality
Dentures can replace your teeth, but they do not restore full mouth functioning. Since dentures use your gums (and adhesives) for support, it is common to experience problems when you are biting food, chewing, and talking. Dental implants, however, use the anchored dental implants for support, which provides adequate support to perform all of these mouth functions. Therefore, with an implant bridge, you do not have to worry about diet limitations or speech problems.
Jawbone Stimulation Preventing Atrophy
Wearing dentures for a long time results in serious jawbone loss. This is because dentures are unable to stimulate the jawbone, which results in bone loss. The dental implants used in implant bridges, however, offer stimulation to the jawbone, which helps to regenerate it, thus preventing atrophy.
Cosmetic Improvements of an Implant Bridge
While dentures can help to improve your appearance (after multiple tooth loss), you can still experience some cosmetic problems while wearing them. For starters, dentures might not fully resemble your natural appearance. Since they are removable, they can also fall off when you are in public, causing you embarrassment. Lastly, your facial appearance will start to change once the jawbones start to deteriorate from wearing dentures.
Implant-supported bridges can help you to fix these aesthetic issues, thus giving you a great smile. Since they are custom designed and made, and permanently fixed on your jawbone, they exhibit a more natural appearance, which does wonders to your smile. They also help to maintain your facial appearance by preventing jawbone loss.
At Premier Periodontics and Implant Dentistry we are committed to providing you a long-lasting smile by helping you switch from dentures to implant bridge. Call us today at (732) 982-7988 to schedule an appointment.