In the past, people missing all of their teeth had no option but dentures. This prosthesis has numerous disadvantages, such as:

 

The advantages of replacing multiple missing teeth with implant-supported bridges include the following:

  • They look feel and function like natural teeth.
  • They are much more comfortable and stable than partial dentures.
  • Natural biting and chewing capacity is restored.
  • They virtually stop the bone resorption (deterioration) process.
  • The integrity of the facial structures is maintained.
  • Adjacent natural teeth are not compromised (ground down into peg shapes or loosened).

 

These problems can be solved with implant supported replacement teeth, which are stable (securely fastened to the implants) and maintain the integrity of the facial structures by preserving the bone.

Implant retained denture provides comfort and stability.

Implant bar-supported denture provides extra stability.

Fixed (non-removable) bridges supported by implants provides function and esthetics similar to natural teeth.

 

Some of the many advantages of implant supported replacement teeth include the following:

  • They are more comfortable and stable than traditional dentures.
  • They virtually stop the bone resorption (deterioration) process.
  • Integrity of the facial structures is maintained.
  • Appearance is improved.
  • It is not necessary to cover the roof of the mouth, so food can be tasted.
  • Relines and repairs are infrequent compared to traditional dentures.
  • Natural biting and chewing capacity is restored.

Dental implants can help patients replace all their missing teeth. Contact any of our offices in the Baltimore area for a consultation.