Prosthodontics / Dental Implants

Prosthodontics / Dental Implants

1. Retains healthy adjacent teeth. The traditional dental bridge requires filing teeth. Thus, “missing a tooth requires making three false teeth”. Dental implants can fix missing teeth without breaking real teeth.
2. Provide a more ideal denture design. If there is a number of missing teeth, dental implants can be made into fixed dentures. There will be no need for removable dentures. However, if conditions are inadequate, dental implants can be used to support removable dentures, providing better stability and chewing force than conventional removable dentures.
3. When there are no teeth in the mouth, artificial tooth roots can be used to make removable dentures with a firmer bite. When conditions permit, a full set of fixed dentures can be made. If prosthetics are not quickly made after tooth loss or extraction, the adjacent teeth will skew, will will lead to cavities and gum disease due to malocclusion.
Traditional treatment has two options: The first option is to fabricate a fixed bridge by reducing the teeth on either side of the missing tooth. The second option is to create removable dentures.
The former requires wearing down the teeth adjacent to the gap. In addition, the bridge would more easily hold food residues which could lead to a foul odor. The latter is inconvenient and would cause abnormal sensations in the mouth. Therefore, if the physical and bone conditions are met, and the cost is within your budget, dental implants are the best option.