Counting On Dental Implants To Support Dentures And Bridges
Posted August 9, 2017 by Wager-Evans Dental
When patients need to address the loss of multiple teeth, dental bridges and dentures are often counted on to rebuild their smiles. With dental implants, you can keep these prosthetic units more securely in place. Implants are popular because they allow you to enjoy permanent support for your dentures, and keep bridges in place without the need to modify healthy teeth. Implants can also be preferred because you can prevent jawbone resorption, which involves the loss of your jawbone mass. Your dentist will need to provide you with a review before starting your placement, as existing oral health concerns can interfere with your inability to receive them. Because that placement involves oral surgery, you will need to be healthy enough to undergo surgery.
Implants are used to keep your prosthetics permanently in place, which can make them more supportive, and more comfortable. A set of mini dental implants allows you to secure permanent dentures, with no concerns about difficulty speaking or chewing caused by a loose fit. A dental bridge supported with an implant will not put you in a situation where you need to place crowns on potentially healthy teeth – without an implant, a pair of crowns is necessary to keep a bridge stable. In addition to stability, implants offer important health advantages, including the ability to stop jawbone resorption from affecting you after tooth loss.
A significant number of patients who seek help for missing teeth lost those teeth due to complications from gum disease. You should know that active periodontal issues may interfere with your ability to receive dental implants – your dentist can review your condition during a consultation.
At Wager-Evans Dental, you can work to address the problem of tooth loss. By supporting your prosthetic with dental implants, you can enjoy a stable, functionally supportive restoration that brings back your smile. Located in Reno, NV, we proudly welcome patients who come from South Meadows, Double Diamond, Caughlin Ranch, Donner Springs, Meadowood, Sommersett, Arrow Creek, and all surrounding areas. To arrange a consultation or your next dental appointment, visit our office, or contact us today by calling (775) 800-4845.