Dentures to Implant Bridge
Kansas City, KS
If you are tired of wearing removable dentures, you may find that an implant bridge will work for you. You can learn more about this procedure by reading the details below. Once you have reviewed the benefits of making this transformation, give us a call here at Fay Periodontal Associates to see if you are the right candidate for this type of dental restoration.
Why Denture Wearers are Choosing Implant Bridge Restorations
For many years, people chose dentures when they experienced tooth loss. Whether a person was missing one or a couple of teeth, or needed all his or her teeth replaced, they often chose a partial or full denture to restore their smile. Fortunately, today, you can permanently restore your smile with implants - titanium screws that are placed in the jaw to hold dental restorations.
What Is an Implant Bridge?
An implant bridge is designed much in the same way as a traditional dental bridge. A traditional dental bridge is made up of prosthetic tooth, called a pontic, which affixes to a crown. The crown is usually attached to the adjacent teeth so the bridge can be supported. If a patient does not have supporting teeth, adding a bridge cannot be done.
Am implant bridge does feature a pontic. However, instead of a crown, it is supported by a titanium dental implant. The implant is surgically positioned in the patient’s jawbone so it can support the bridge. An implant bridge has a number of advantages over regular dentures. While partials or full dentures are considered temporary, implant bridges are considered to be permanent. Even if you maintain your dentures and are conscientious in this respect, dentures only last about ten years.
An implant bridge does not have to be removed to clean and it does not need to be relined, like dentures. The bridge is stabilized in the mouth. Therefore, it will not slip or come loose like a denture. You also do not have to take it out to clean it. Instead, you can practice regular hygiene to maintain the bridge. That is why this type prosthetic is preferred over dentures.
Why an Implant Bridge Is Better for a Patient Psychologically
If you want to gain more enjoyment in life, you should consider adding an implant bridge rather than wearing dentures. Traditional dentures can slip, which can be embarrassing. On the other hand, an implant bridge provides a permanent solution that makes it easy to chew or smile. This type of prosthesis feels more natural than traditional dentures. Therefore, it is recommended for anyone who finds wearing dentures too uncomfortable.
To learn more about an implant bridge and replacing your dentures with this prosthetic, talk to us here at Fay Periodontal Associates. We can easily be reached, anytime, at (816) 673-2230. Make it your goal to make the most of your oral health and appearance. Look into the benefits of making the switch from traditional dentures to an implant bridge now. If you want to enjoy a more natural feeling smile, this type of restoration may have been designed for you.