Why choose fixed dentures?
Today there are many choices for teeth replacement. Fixed dentures are often the first choice and a standard of care compared to other options to restore missing or damaged teeth. Here’s why…
They’re the next best thing to healthy, natural teeth
Strong and stable, fixed dentures look, feel, fit and function like natural teeth. Other options can lead to bone deterioration, and may interfere with eating, smiling, speaking and other activities of everyday life.
They’re built to last and a great long-term solution
Traditional, tooth-supported dental bridges only last five to seven years, and with proper care often more than 10 years, yet at some point they may need to be replaced. While dental implants may need periodic adjustments, they can last a lifetime when properly placed and cared for over time.
You can enjoy life without worry free
No need to feel uncomfortable in public, embarrassed because your smile looks different, or worry that removable dentures or tooth-supported replacement teeth will loosen or fall out when you talk, eat or laugh. Teeth restored with dental implants are teeth that let you, not your teeth, lead your life.
You can retain your natural face shape, and smile
A face without teeth can sag and appear sunken and sad. Dental implants allow you to maintain the natural shape of your face and smile.
They protect healthy bone
Leaving empty spaces in your mouth after losing one or more teeth can lead to additional health issues, such as the loss and deterioration of some of your jawbone. When it is not being used to support a natural tooth, the jawbone deteriorates, losing its strength and firmness. Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that preserves and stimulates natural bone, actually helping to stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss.
You can keep your teeth in your mouth – not in a cup
Dental implants allow you to keep your teeth where they belong – in your mouth.
You can speak easily
Adjusting to removable dentures can mean struggling to pronounce everyday words. Not so with dental implants, which function like natural teeth.
You can eat your favorite foods
Taste and enjoy the foods you love without hesitation. You can bite naturally, eat virtually anything you want and, unlike removable dentures that can feel uncomfortable, you can experience the full taste of the food you eat with dental implants, too.
You will not get cavities
Cavities can’t occur in an implant-restored crown, or replacement tooth; however, you will need to visit your dentist as scheduled and clean and care for it and your gums and mouth every day, the same as you would if it were a natural tooth.
You teeth are kept in place
Dentures may slip when you eat, talk, smile, laugh, kiss, yawn or cough, so that you have to “reposition” them back into place in the mouth. Dental implants are fixed in place and fuse naturally with your jawbone, meaning your replacement teeth won’t move, click or shift.
Your healthy teeth are protected
Placing a tooth-supported bridge requires grinding away the teeth on one or both sides of the missing tooth or teeth – thereby damaging healthy teeth to restore those that are missing. The modified healthy teeth support the bridge. Dental implants go in the jawbone, in the spot where your missing tooth root was, without impacting healthy teeth. They also help prevent healthy, adjacent teeth from shifting as they would if an empty space were left for an extended period of time.
They are more predictable than other repair and restoration methods
Dental implant treatment has a track record of reliable, long-term successful outcomes and is often considered “more predictable” than other treatments to repair or replace missing teeth.