Dental implants have several advantages compared to other tooth replacement options. One of the best reasons to consider dental implants over other possible treatments is that dental implant have an extremely high success rate.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are extremely resilient. Unlike a bridge that is connected to natural teeth, dental implants are not susceptible to tooth decay, and unlike a bridge on natural teeth, dental implants are very resilient to gum disease. In addition, dental implants don't weaken and become more brittle and susceptible to fracture over time. This is often the case with natural teeth connected to a bridge.
Implant-Supported Dentures in 80104
Sometimes dental implants are used to secure a denture, this type of denture is called an implant overdenture. An implant overdenture is connected to dental implants and allows Dr. Brandt Jones to set the retention ideally for the patient. If the implant overdenture fits around existing healthy teeth, there is no need for unesthetic metal clasps that hook onto the teeth because the retention is on the dental implant. Not only can the metal clasps be unsightly, but they can become food traps where food particles collect and can be a potential problem for the health of the teeth and gums.