Tooth Implants vs. Dentures
Lower dentures are often loose fitting. The supporting gum tissue shrinks, causing poor fit, which leads to discomfort. It is difficult to talk and eat the same way you did with your natural teeth, which can impact social and professional opportunities. Messy adhesives are another big disadvantage to lower dentures.
Upper dentures are easier than lower dentures to wear, because suction along the roof of the mouth helps hold the denture in place. But covering the top of the mouth restricts the ability to taste food. Chewing food and talking can be challenging, and slipping dentures can cause embarrassing clicking sounds. Dentures need to be periodically replaced, which is both expensive and inconvenient.
As a dental implant dentist in the San Francisco area, Dr. Kenneth Hovden offers a solution to these problems using teeth implants. Anchoring dentures with dental tooth implants is a permanent solution to many of these disadvantages. Securing your dentures with tooth implants will vastly improve eating, speaking and smiling and it will also improve your dental health.
Tooth Implants vs. Bridges
A dental bridge is a solution to replace a missing tooth or group of missing teeth.
In order to anchor a fixed bridge, portions of neighboring teeth are often shaved off. Studies show there is failure rate of up to 30% in teeth located next to a fixed bridge or a removable partial denture. Also, bone loss occurs where teeth are missing.
It is likely that the bridge will need to be replaced once, twice or more over the course of a lifetime, which can be costly!
With dental tooth implants, healthy neighboring teeth remain untouched. Also, tooth implants help maintain the strong underlying bone structure by stimulating the tissue and jawbone underneath the gum line.
Still Have Questions About Teeth Implants?
We want to make sure you have all the information you need to make the right decisions about your dental health. Contact the Daly City office of San Francisco dental implant dentist Dr. Kenneth Hovden today by calling the number above or filling out the form on this page. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about dental tooth implants or other dental procedures.
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