A comparison between implants and other kinds of prosthesis will show you why implants are the best solution for tooth replacement. Besides this, the impact points between removable dentures and the ridge can damage it and create tumours in the mouth.
Dental bridges restore near-natural chewing function, but adjacent teeth need to be cut into to be prepared as abutment teeth.
The jawbone gradually atrophies where the tooth is lost, affecting the face’s aesthetic appearance. Just damaging a part of a real tooth in the dental bridge makes the restoration fail and need to be done again.
Compared with removable dentures and dental bridges, implants have superior benefits:
1. Slow down or stop bone atrophy process
After losing teeth, there will be gum and bone atrophy at the tooth loss area, which affects the face’s aesthetics, making the face hollow look older. Removable dentures and dental bridges can not prevent bone atrophy.
Implants—putting titanium into the jaw, integrated into the bone—will help prevent bone atrophy. The lips and cheeks will not appear sunken; neither will the face appear distorted, thus preserving beauty and youth. In addition, implants are safe, because you don’t have to cut the adjacent teeth in the tooth-loss area, so it doesn’t affect the real teeth.
2. Comfortable as never loosing teeth
Dentures are placed on the surface of the teeth and gums. A continuously atrophying bone makes dentures no longer fit, leading to a sliding or stiff jaw. The revealed nerve fibres and the stimulus of the gums can increase discomfort.
Replaced teeth supported by implants are held steady in the jawbone, avoiding the above problem with dentures.
Using the implant technique, teeth are made separately. This helps improve dental floss usage, and the feeling is like having real teeth, because the teeth are separated.
If done correctly and taken good care of, implants will have lifelong durability. Implants help you chew nearly the same as you would with real teeth—whereas removable dentures allow just 20–50% of normal chewing.
3. Pronounce easily
When the teeth slide around the mouth because of ill-fitting dentures, the facial muscles will contort to hold the teeth in place. This can lead to a lisp or stammer in pronunciation. Lost teeth that are replaced by implants alongside other natural teeth help you to speak naturally in a relaxed tone.
4. Perform the chewing functions almost like the real teeth
A full denture covering the entire palate takes away part of the taste of food. With implants, dentures no longer cover the palate, allowing you to completely enjoy your food.
You can enjoy delicious food or your favourite wine without becoming entangled by an inconvenient removable denture. You can also eat some kinds of fruit or crispy roasted nuts, such as peanuts. Gums and oral mucosa are no longer irritated or burned by rubbing dentures. The more delicious food you eat, the better your health will be.