Versatility is another key characteristic of dental implants. They can replace an entire set of teeth just as easily as a single tooth. This adaptability contributes to the treatment’s burgeoning popularity among dental professionals. In most cases, periodontists like Dr. Fred Sakamoto will recommend dental implants in either scenario because they offer a permanent replacement solution, an extremely high success rates, and none of the complications associated with other treatment options.
Dental implants have become the industry standard for replacing multiple teeth, especially in cases where there are multiple teeth missing in a row. Unlike dentures and bridges, implants are capable of emulating natural teeth and fusing with the jaw bone and root. They play a fundamental part in maintaining facial structure and preventing bone loss.
Implants vs. Traditional Dental Bridges
Although partial bridges are commonly used to replace multiple missing teeth, they can sometimes end up causing more damage in the long run. The structural components of bridges can sometimes cause trauma to the healthy remaining teeth, which are used to support the bridge. In fact, research shows that bridges frequently lead to further tooth loss due to the wear and tear on the teeth. Unless they are supported by implants, dentures and bridges also lack the strength needed to perform like natural teeth.
Dental bridges cannot stimulate the jaw bone and support your facial structure like implants. The ability to fuse with the existing jaw bone is exclusive to implants. Implants are made out of titanium, which is compatible with the body. This congruency is critical to the successful integration of the bone and implant. Because of this harmonious relationship, implants have the potential to serve as a lifelong, permanent solution for replacing missing teeth. Patients who were fitted with implants in the 1980s and 1990s still report optimal functionality and performance.
Dr. Fred Sakamoto, located in Blacklick, OH , is a Periodontist who services patients from East Columbus, OH, Reynoldsburg, OH, and Gahanna, OH. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!