Between the ages of 35 and 44, over two thirds of adults are likely to experience tooth loss because of injury, disease, or a tooth extraction. For patients in need of long term tooth replacement, Dr. Randolph Moore recommends dental implants in Buford, GA. Many patients and doctors agree that this is the most comfortable, healthy, and attractive solution.
New dental technology has provided us with alternatives to the more traditional methods of tooth replacement. While solutions such as dentures or fixed bridges certainly have their own advantages, they can be problematic over long periods of time. Problems such as discomfort, bone deterioration, and even tooth loss are frequent. Dental implants, however, do not have these side effects. Whether you have lost teeth as a result of injury, disease, or a tooth extraction, dental implants are a healthy and attractive solution.
Patients with removable dentures often complain of discomfort or difficulty when eating or speaking. This is because dentures do not have a solid foundation. They simply rest on top of the gum line and may be held in place with an adhesive. This can lead to slippage which sometimes causes embarrassing incidents when eating or talking. Additionally, dentures are usually made from resin and cast metal which can irritate the gums.
A dental bridge can be similarly problematic. In order to fill in the site of tooth loss due to a tooth extraction or some other means, the bridge needs to be attached to the two adjacent teeth. This requires resizing and reshaping these teeth by removing a small amount of tooth enamel. The problem is that without tooth enamel, the teeth become more vulnerable to bacteria and are likely to decay at a much faster rate. Over time, these teeth can become damaged to the point where they require a tooth extraction.
When compared to dentures or dental bridges, dental implants provide greater stability and comfort without damaging healthy teeth. For more information on dental implants in Buford, GA, contact
Dr. Moore and schedule your consultation today!