Do you have a hard time enjoying meals, because of an ill-fitting denture, or even an incomplete smile? Have you spent months or even years making do with an ill-fitting prostheses, because you didn’t think you could afford better options? Dental bridges and dental implants make it possible to complete the smile beautifully, and functionally, allowing for increased confidence, both as you chew, and even as you smile. So if you are ready to get back to really enjoying your life again, not just making do with an incomplete smile or uncomfortable prostheses, it’s time to talk to your restorative dentist about how a dental bridge or implant could help!
Do You Need to Complete Your Smile?
Many adults suffer from tooth loss as they age, which can pose a number of problems, not the least of which is embarrassment and frustration at having an incomplete smile. Missing teeth can also make it difficult to chew effectively or comfortably, and they can also allow for remaining teeth to shift out of alignment, in an effort to fill the gap created by the loss.
On the other hand, unsupported dentures can shift around during chewing, making mealtimes stressful instead of enjoyable. Fortunately, bridges and implants are viable alternatives for many patients.
Looking for a Stable Prostheses?
Dental bridges are prostheses that use porcelain crowns affixed to remaining teeth, in order to stabilize a replacement tooth such as a full crown. Dental implants, on the other hand, use biocompatible pieces which must first be surgically inserted into the jawline, in order to stabilize a replacement tooth.
Due to the oral surgery, dental implants take longer to complete than other prostheses. That said, they are considered the most permanent and the most stable prostheses, making them a great option.