Implant Supported Dentures
With innovative techniques entering into dentistry, you can now restore your missing tooth with a replacement that goes a long way. Implant-supported dentures are the most effective teeth replacement solution. Dr. Ruchlin and at Stephen L Ruchlin DDS recommend dental implants as a permanent solution to your missing teeth.
What Are Implant-Supported Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures fit into your jawbone to provide denture support. The procedure is helpful when you have multiple missing teeth and need a replacement. Oral surgeons perform surgical procedures to create implants in the jawbone, after evaluating the bone’s strength. In case of tissue damage, doctors may perform a bone grafting procedure to restore the bone’s strength.
Oral surgeons plant titanium screws in the jawbone for dental implant restoration. These screws settle in the bone and take a few months to heal. Once done, oral surgeons create dentures to fit in the dental implants. Since the denture connects to the implant placed in the jawbone, dentists regard it as a permanent teeth replacement solution.
Dental bridges are artificial teeth placed above the missing teeth sockets, supported by the surrounding teeth. Dental technicians create bridges using plastic or porcelain to adopt the natural tooth color. Conversely, dental implants are permanent tooth replacements made from titanium. Surgeons place implants in the jawbone surgically for adequate support.
Advantages of Dental Bridges
|They cost less than dental implants.
|They do not require invasive surgeries.
|One to two visits during the procedure.
Disadvantages of Dental Bridges
|They need replacement after five to seven years.
|They lose their color and texture.
|They can damage the surrounding teeth.
Advantages of Dental Implants
|They can last up to 15 years or more.
|They retain their original appearance.
|They do not harm the surrounding teeth.
Disadvantages of Dental Implants
|They cost more than bridges.
|The implant procedure can take a few months.
|They may require bone grafting.
Many dental patients get confused about choosing between dental implants and dentures. The primary difference lies in the short-term and long-term sustainability of the two types.
Dentures are removable teeth replacements that fit above the gums. You can remove them to clean them and fit them back in place before you eat. A slight disadvantage of dentures is the possibility of slipping and breaking. Moreover, dentures may not withstand immense pressure, limiting your eating options.
Dental implants are permanent tooth replacements that fit into your jawbone like your natural teeth. They require surgical procedures that take up to a few months to place. Dental implants do not break or slip and can handle high chewing pressure while you eat.
Schedule Your Appointment for Dental Implants Today
Dr. Ruchlin and at Stephen L Ruchlin DDS can offer you the consultancy you need for dental implants. Feel free to schedule your appointment today at (585) 427-7820.