There was a time when tooth loss dictated the use of fixed bridges or dentures. For patients missing most, or all, of their teeth, dentures were often the only viable option. But many denture wearer are understandably unhappy with them, and, in some cases, wearing dentures can even cause additional problems, including:
- Trouble eating
- Discomfort or nervousness smiling and socializing
- Additional bone loss
- Discomfort from poor fit
While dentures used to be the best alternative, dental implants are now almost always a better modern solution to missing teeth. Implants provide the most natural-feeling tooth replacement available today. They allow for natural eating and drinking, blend seamlessly with the rest of the mouth and teeth, and can actually help prevent bone loss. In addition, they are low-maintenance, generally do not need to be replaced, and cause far fewer oral hygiene issues than dentures.
If you are one of the thousands of people living unhappily with dentures, and are interested in a better solution to your missing teeth, talk to Dr. Martin and the team at Tahoe Oral Surgery and Implant Center about how implants could help make your life better.