Having multiple teeth missing or damaged can cause major problems with your dental health. This can be further complicated when dentures or tooth-supported fixed bridges come into play as they may not be fully equipped to comfortably solve the issues. With multiple tooth implants, those problems can be negated partially or even entirely.
What are the advantages to implants?
While fixed bridges rely on the surrounding teeth to support the new tooth, implants are placed directly into the jawbone so as not to disturb the surrounding teeth. Furthermore, fixed bridges can become tricky if several teeth are missing in a row. Since implants are placed individually, the number of teeth in a row doesn’t affect the success of the surgery.
Other forms of tooth replacement rely on surrounding teeth to maintain the replaced teeth. This can put unnecessary stress on these teeth which can lead to other problems down the road. Because implanted teeth are fused with the bone independent of the surrounding teeth, your new implants will have no effect on the neighboring teeth and can actually improve your overall dental health.
Why replace the root?
The jawbone surrounding where the tooth once was also poses another issue. Other forms of tooth replacement will neglect this bone which can begin to deteriorate and cause further pain and problems. Because implants are placed directly into the jawbone, this issue is sidestepped easily. In fact, implants actually strengthen the root of the jawbone keeping it healthy and intact.
How will my implants look?
Implants look and function just like a tooth naturally would. Implants look more natural than other forms of tooth replacement and act in a way that promotes the natural function of your jaw that you’re used to. In fact, most people won’t even be able to tell your implanted teeth from your natural teeth.
Dentures can fall out when eating certain foods. These awkward mishaps make them less comfortable and more apparent. Your new implants negates these incidents and allows you to eat a wider variety of foods and feel more confident with your new smile.