If you have all the teeth missing in your mouth, you have the options:
- Complete dentures
- Implant supported overdentures
- Implant supported full bridge
What are the advantages of implant-supported full bridges and implant-supported dentures over conventional dentures?
- Natural feeling: implant supported prosthesis feels more natural due to best stability and decreased base of dentures.
- Comfortable: as one need not to think of wobbling dentures while speaking, eating and in their day to day activities.
- Bone preservation: Implants supporting full bridges and dentures will replace some of your tooth roots, having a preservative action on jaw bone. With conventional dentures, the bone that previously surrounded the tooth roots begins to resorb (deteriorate). Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.
- Long term success: In the long term, implants can be more esthetic and easier to maintain than conventional dentures. The loss of bone that accompanies conventional dentures leads to recession of the jawbone and a collapsed, unattractive smile. The stability and retention of dentures decrease with passing years and it become more and more traumatic to gums.