"A lot of folks come to us with multiple missing teeth or teeth that are in bad shape and need to be removed. There are several alternatives to replace a full arch of missing teeth. The first alternative, maybe the traditional alternative, is a denture. Dentures have been used for years, but aren't the greatest.
So then we like to start thinking about dental implants. Implants can be used to help hold in the teeth. We can range from having something that's removeable - using the implants as anchors - or something that's fixed. It doesn't come out on a daily basis. With a traditional denture, you have the obvious situation that it covers your pallette for an upper denture, and it also might lead to speech and taste issues. Additionally, the bone actually shrinks down over time.
With Dental Implants, they help stimulate the bone, just like a natural tooth would. The ridge stays in tact and we're able to have a more predictable, long-term result.
If you're dealing with a lot of sick, ailing teeth, the best thing we can do is get you in for an evaluation - a no-charge consultation - and determine the steps that might be necessary to create a healthier situation for you!"