Alternative Treatments to Your Conventional Dentures

Dentures have been a popular, affordable treatment for missing teeth for decades. However, with today’s advancements in dentistry, there are plenty of other options available for you to choose from. Do you find conventional dentures bulky to wear and hard to keep in place? Here are 4 alternative treatments you’ll want to check out:

Dental implants

A dental implant is a titanium screw that imitates the root of your tooth, to which a crown is secured to on top. Dental implants are a favourite amongst patients because they are securely implanted in to your jawbone and designed to comfortably last a lifetime! A success rate higher than 95% makes this a top contender when considering alternative treatments.

Overdentures

If you’re missing several or all your teeth, you can also consider overdentures. Even though dentures are used to replace your natural teeth, in this method they are secured to your gums using dental implants, and are removable as well. This option offers more stability when compared to your conventional dentures, and since using dental implants, continue to stimulate your jawbone and reduce bone deterioration.

Tooth supported fixed bridge

A dental bridge is a prosthetic tooth that is attached to your existing natural teeth in order to bridge the missing gap between. The neighboring teeth have to be filed down and should be healthy in order for this method to be carried out, however.

Resin bonded bridge

With a similar concept to the previous option, the only difference is a resin bonded bridge doesn’t require grinding down the neighboring teeth. Instead, “wings” are used to be attached to the adjacent teeth. This option isn’t as durable as a fixed bridge, however.

Looking at restoring your smile and wondering which tooth replacement option you qualify for? The best way to find out is to book your consultation at Melton Dental today!



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