Teeth are important. A healthy set of teeth not only helps you show off a beautiful smile but also helps you maintain good overall health. The absence of a tooth or multiple teeth can make common tasks such as chewing and speaking much more difficult.
A dental implant is a surgical procedure that is the replacement of tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed (permanent) or removable replacement teeth that are made to match your natural teeth remain.
While dental implants work well when replacing a single tooth, they may not be the best option for multiple teeth replacement. However, since a dental implant requires surgery and typically costs more than bridges or dentures, they aren’t right for everyone.
A resin-retained bridge is often much less invasive than a fixed bridge. While a fixed bridge is best for teeth that are relied upon for chewing, a resin-retained bridge can be a good alternative for missing front teeth.
A resin-retained bridge attaches to the neighboring teeth on each side. Although they are known for being less durable than a fixed bridge, they also tend to be much less expensive. To know more about implant retained dentures contact Eschenbach Family Dentistry today!
Quite simply, a fixed bridge bridges the gap between one or more missing teeth. Once the bridge is in place, however, a fixed dental bridge looks feels, and functions like natural teeth do not require removal for cleaning, and is typically much more cost-effective than a dental tooth implant.
Removable Partial Dentures
Removable partial dentures consist of replacement teeth for a small section of missing teeth and look and function as normal. While a removable partial denture is great for chewing and aesthetic appeal, they are far less durable than a tooth implant or bridge and can become uncomfortable when worn for an extended amount of time.
But they are typically the least expensive tooth replacement option available and are easy to repair if any damage occurs.
Removable Complete Dentures
Depending on how many teeth you currently have, removable complete dentures can be fairly invasive and require multiple trips to the dentist.
Unlike a removable partial denture, where only a section of missing teeth is replaced, a removable complete denture is used to replace most, if not all, teeth. While a removable complete denture is both aesthetic and functional, it can be uncomfortable and aren’t to be worn for 24 hours a day.