Many people desire an authentic and comfortable feel from their restorations. This is not always possible with adhesive-based prosthetics as many patients note their unnatural feel and difficulty maintaining a strong bite. When fortifying your prosthetic with dental implants, however, there are many benefits over traditional restorations.
Our Saint John general dentists can provide you information about how implants enhance appliances such as dentures, crowns, and bridges.
Maintaining Bone Mass
When electing to not replace missing teeth after extraction, the jawbone to begin a process known as resorption. The adjacent bone depletes and starts to shift into the gaps left by lost teeth. While prosthetics such as dentures and bridges can restore the aesthetics of your smile, they do not preserve bone density since they lack the tooth root. This means that traditional appliances don’t provide the stimulation required to prevent the decreasing bone mass. A loss of jawbone density can alter a person’s appearance, even causing them to look prematurely aged.
Implant-supported restorations stop the resorption process as they replace a tooth from root to crown. When an implant post is placed directly into the jaw, it integrates with the surrounding bone tissue and preserves the density.
A Strong Bite
When a patient chooses dental implants, they do not have restrictions on their diet as one with traditional prosthetics might. With implant-supported restorations, a patient can enjoy crunchier and harder to chew foods without complication. These options receive their stability and strength from the fusion with the jawbone. Traditional restorations rely on suction or adhesives like dental cement to remain in place.
With dental implants as part of the restorative treatment plan, there is no issue with a patient’s chewing or speaking ability. They have full bite function and don’t have to worry about their prosthetics moving out of place.
A Beautiful Smile
Gaps due to missing teeth can cause surrounding dental structures to shift into the empty spaces, leading to a misaligned bite. If missing teeth move into the openings left by a gap in your smile, orthodontic work may be required. Dental implant restorations look and feel natural and allow for a beautiful and confident appearance.
Implant treatment is adaptable to a variety of different prosthetics, so no matter if you require full arch dentures or a single crown you can achieve a strong, stable bite with dental implants.
To learn more about dental implants in Saint John, contact Dr. Murray Holburn and our dedicated team at Millidge Place Dental to set up your appointment today!