The Benefits of Dental Implants Over Bridges and Dentures

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If your smile is missing teeth, your dentist may recommend that you undergo a dental implant procedure or be fitted for dentures or a bridge. In this case, you’ll need to decide which treatment method is best for you. In many cases, dental implants are a better option because they require less maintenance. For more on how dental implants can benefit you more than dentures or dental bridges, see below.

Less Inhibiting:

Although the dental implant procedure is slightly more invasive than bridge or denture procedures, they tend to be less disruptive in your life. Dentures are notorious for causing pain, soreness, and gum recession. As the gum shrinks, dentures require dental adhesives, and often, costly replacements. Dentures also require a lot of cleaning and care.

Dental bridges temporarily act as a real tooth, but they can cause dental shifting. Dental implants, however, are drilled into the bone and act as a real tooth. This way, the oral tissues respond to the implant as if it were a natural tooth. Additionally, you can maintain your regular oral hygiene routine.  

More Natural:

Dentures and bridges simply cannot provide the natural feeling that dental implants can, especially if they are loose fitting. Dental implants provide a natural look and feel, and you won’t have to worry about them falling out over time. Upper dentures can even reduce the amount of flavor you are able to taste. For these reasons, dental implants won’t hinder your quality of life.

Permanent Solution:

Losing your teeth can be a difficult experience to go through. Dental implants offer a permanent solution that provides the same look and feel as natural teeth. Dentures and dental bridges will only ever provide a temporary and less-natural look and feel.

If you are interested in dental implants, call Oak Creek Dental Care. We are a full-service dental practice using cutting-edge technology to provide the latest in general and cosmetic dentistry. To schedule your smile consultation, call us at (614) 882-5525 today. 

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