Typically, if a patient has multiple missing teeth, a dentist will recommend a denture restoration solution or a dental bridge. Dentures are prosthetics with a full arch that rest on a person's gums. As time goes on, missing a tooth root will lead to receding bone since healthy bone growth isn't stimulated and eventually dentures will fit poorly. Dentures that fit poorly can cause much discomfort from rubbing against a person's gums. The dentures can start shifting and slipping while eating and talking and can result in the patient having to utilize messy adhesives to keep them stable in the mouth. Due to these issues occurring, patients are required to return for frequent adjustments of their adjustments.
Dental implants are a long term, reliable, and stable denture alternative. They can be placed along with a prosthetic such as a full arch bridge or denture that's snapped or attached in place, on top. This removable feature allows for convenience. More fixed and permanent options are also available.
A dentist places 2-8 implants into the jawbone that replaces the natural tooth roots and their function of stimulating healthy bone growth. Once the treatment site has healed which takes between 3-8 months, the prosthetic is attached for restoration purposes. Bone grafting may be done before surgery and allowed to heal to ensure the implant placement is successful in many cases. The implant post removes the bone degradation issue that people with dentures experience. Since dental implants have a stable foundation, there is no need to worry about clicking sounds, slipping, shifting, or discomfort often connected to wearing dentures. Patients with dental implants can eat the foods that they enjoy again. Unlike dentures, dental implants don't have the palate on the roof of the mouth that limit a person's ability to taste.
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