Is There Any Alternative to Dental Implants?
If you're missing teeth and considering dental implants as a solution, you may wonder if there are any alternatives. As dental experts, we provide you with information about alternative solutions for missing teeth and help you determine which option is right for you.
What are the Best Alternatives to Dental Implants?
Dental bridges and removable dentures are two of the most common alternatives to dental implants. Dental bridges are composed of one or more false teeth that are anchored to the remaining natural teeth on either side of the gap. Removable dentures are custom-fitted to the patient’s mouth and can be easily removed for cleaning. While these alternatives may not be as durable as dental implants, they are more affordable and less invasive.
The choice between dental implants and alternative solutions depends on factors such as the number and location of missing teeth and overall oral health. Dentures may be suitable for individuals who have lost all of their teeth, while dental bridges may be suitable for those who have lost one or a few teeth in a row.
When Are Dental Implants Your Only Option to Restore Your Teeth?
You need implant-supported dentures on zygomatic implants if you have severely damaged bone. Either you are already edentulous (missing all of your teeth) or soon to be edentulous. In this medical situation, patients have typically exhausted every avenue of missing teeth replacement or did not qualify as candidates for conventional implant methods.
Patients looking for dental implants may have been wearing traditional dentures for many years but can no longer keep them in the mouth or retain sufficient biting or chewing ability. Alternatively, they may have been getting by with failing teeth, in some cases, for several years and can no longer eat or chew without some discomfort. At this stage, people either radically change their dietary intake to accommodate their failing teeth or put up with the discomfort and difficulty by enduring the pain. At the point when this is no longer tenable for patients, a decision to visit one of our centers is made with the hopes of radical improvement and rapid treatment.
When Do You Need Zygomatic Implants?
As an alternative to dental implants, zygomatic implants aren’t anchored into the jawbone but into the zygoma (cheek) bone. And because the Zygoma bone does not waste away, there is always sufficient bone and, therefore, ample chance of achieving implant stability. This high possibility for achieving implant stability is the reason why patients visiting a dental center for zygomatic rehabilitation see the treatment option as their last chance to get a long-lasting, fully functioning, and permanent set of new teeth.