There are many options for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants can replace one or many teeth using fixed dental bridges that are attached to the dental implants. Just like your natural teeth, maintenance on a regular basis is highly recommended.
Your daily home routine is most important. Brushing and flossing your implant bridge including regular x-rays to monitor the level of jaw bone. The bite also needs to be checked on a regular basis. This is checked during your cleaning visits.
Overdentures are held in place by a number of attachments that are inside the denture as illustrated below.
The clips inside the denture are plastic, and over time from removing the denture in and out can wear out. They are easily replaced during your visits at the office. The average wear rate is 1-2 years.
The teeth on the overdenture also can wear out as they are made of plastic(acrylic). Porcelain teeth on a fixed dental bridge are much more resistant to daily wear.
A typical overdenture will start to show wear on the teeth at 5 years out. The acrylic teeth can be changed on the denture. This is important to do because the wear on the denture can make your face look shrunken or droopy.
Its important to understand that dental implants require maintenance just like anything else. Overdentures are a great option for denture wearers, however regular maintenance at our Bowmanville dental office is important to ensure a proper fit and healthy gums.
For your free dental implant consultation in Bowmanville, contact our team members today at 905-697-1118
Dr. Mark Bishara