Advantages of Dental Implants
Advantages of dental implants are fairly well known to dentists but the average patient may not know them. If you lost a tooth years ago, that tooth likely has a bridge or denture. Today, there are other options you can pursue and one of those options, is dental implants. Dental implants are metal screws or frames that we place in your jawbone through surgery. They essentially replace your tooth root and allow for a tooth or teeth to attach to them, thus replacing your missing tooth.
Implants provide a solid foundation for replacement teeth and can have a very natural look to them. Dental implants also provide functionality similar to your original teeth and they feel almost completely natural. We also expect dental implants to really last. The longevity of a dental bridge and a dental implant may be close to the same in the research but if a dental bridge fails it takes another tooth with it.
Dental implants provide a higher sense of confidence on many levels. They look and feel more natural so it won’t feel or look as if you have something artificial in your mouth. Also those around won’t be able to notice a difference. You don’t have to worry about your implants falling out like bridges or dentures, which can bring on replacement costs and happen at inopportune times. These implants also help maintain the shape of your face by maintaining your current bone levels.
Types of Dental Implant Solutions
There is a wide array of dental implant solutions available. Some of the options even incorporate previously more common methods of replacing missing teeth.
All on 4 – This is a dental implant solution that incorporates dentures and only your dentist can remove it. The name All on 4 comes from the fact that the solution utilizes 4 implants, however, we often use more. The name stuck because it is catchy. All on 4 attaches the denture to the implants, but still utilizes am acrylic denture and acrylic teeth.
Single Dental Implant – If you are missing one tooth, this is most likely the best option for you. These implants will help you regain your natural look and you will notice little to no difference when chewing, speaking, and smiling.
Implant Supported Dentures – This is the most likely option to pursue if you are missing most of your teeth. There are many sub categories in this option. There are fixed full-arch implant supported bridges, implant supported dentures or All on 4, then there is implant supported overdenture and telescopic prosthesis.
Advantages of dental implants at Bauer Dentistry
If you are interested in knowing more about the advantages of dental implants please call. If you know you need dental implants but still have questions our would like more information about the available options and the details pertaining to each type of implant solution, contact us today at 630-665-5550.