If you are missing one tooth, a single tooth implant is the ideal long-term solution for replacement because it will successfully replace the tooth and protect the health of the adjacent teeth. For years, a tooth supported bridge was used if a single tooth needed to be replaced.
While dental implants are the greatest advancement in dentistry within the last century, dental implants are not invincible. Just like natural teeth, dental implants can become damaged, cracked, or broken from trauma or injury. Other factors such as tooth or gum infection can also cause damage to dental implants. By taking proper care of your mouth you can prevent broken dental implants.
Dentures have long been an ideal way for people to replace missing teeth. While dental implants are the most ideal tooth replacement, they are expensive and not feasible for everyone. Dentures are removable false teeth made from acrylic and/or metal that fit into the mouth to create the appearance of a complete smile.
Dentures are a wonderful method to attractively replace missing teeth, but they are not always easy to adjust to right away. Dentures are foreign objects within the mouth, and unfortunately they cannot duplicate the exact function and feel of natural teeth.
While it is true that dental implants have been touted as the most significant advancement in dental history, they do still have both advantages and disadvantages. It is important that all patients who are interested in dental implants compare the pros and cons of this tooth replacement option and compare them against other options that are available to them.
There are an estimated 200,000 dentists in the United States, yet fewer than 4,000 of them specialize in prosthodontics. At Georgia Denture & Implant Specialists we are proud to be a full service private practice that concentrates in helping patients with dentures, partials, and dental implants.