Why Dental Implants May be an Ideal Alternative to Conventional Dentures
- Posted on: Jul 15 2018
Extensive tooth loss can have a significant and detrimental effect on your smile. Furthermore, when multiple teeth are missing, your ability to chew food adequately decreases. As dental implant specialists in Brunswick, Maine, we meet a lot of people for whom dining, speaking, and smiling have lost their appeal. Dental implants provide our patients with a way to ensure their own nourishment and quality of life. Here, we discuss the value of dental implants for full-mouth restoration.
Tooth Replacement an Important Health Matter
Tooth loss is only the beginning of dental decline. When teeth are missing, the stimulation that they deliver to the gums and jawbone is also lost. Bone needs the stimulation that comes from teeth to receive proper nutrients that support regeneration and optimal bone density. The breakdown of bone and soft tissue in the area of a missing tooth invites unwanted shifting in the remaining teeth in the arch. The instability that results from shifting could further impede nutrition and your ability to maintain good oral health.
Dentures and Bridges
Bridges and partial and full dentures do allow patients to get their smile back, but that may be about it. A partial or complete denture replaces multiple teeth with one prosthesis. This can appear beneficial. However, that prosthesis sits on top of the gums and therefore lacks the ability to send vibrational force from chewing down into the jawbone properly. The way that energy is transferred is through roots. Dental implants are what we use to replace missing roots.
Benefits of Dental Implant Treatment
Because dental implants are singular posts, there is a misconception that dental implant treatment involves replacing one tooth at a time. This is inaccurate. Dental implants are commonly used to support partial and full dentures. Patients who choose to retain larger prosthetics with a few dental implants gain benefits such as:
- Long-lasting chewing function.
- Reinstatement of 70% or more of their natural chewing capacity.
- Comfort; retained dentures will not rub against the gums.
- Dentures that stay in place support speech and smiling.
Obtain More Information from a Dental Implant Specialist
Dr. Oshetski is a nationally recognized dental implant specialist who has attained Diplomate status with two esteemed dental implant associations. In our Brunswick office, every member of our clinical staff has specific training and experience related to dental implant care. We are proud to provide effective treatment using innovative technologies that maximize the outcome of dental care.
Learn more about dental implants and what this restorative treatment can do for you. Call 207-729-1159.
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