Implants vs Dentures or Bridges

Restorative Dentistry Options And Implant Dentures In Reno

dental bridge or implant dentures with a Sparks dentist Reno NV and Spanish Springs

If you have lost a tooth or multiple teeth, you may be wondering about what tooth replacement options that are available. At The Reno Dentist, we offer multiple restorative options for patients in the Spanish Springs – Sparks, NV area who are missing teeth, including dental implants, dentures, and dental bridges.

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a replacement tooth root crafted out of a special titanium alloy that can fuse directly with your bone. Dental implants are combined with porcelain crowns to create perfect replacement teeth that will look and function just like the teeth that were lost. Using a dental implant, we can restore one or more missing teeth. We can also use implants to secure dentures or bridges.

Dental Implants vs Dentures or Bridges

Dental implants replace both the tooth root and the surface area of the tooth. Dental bridges replace only the tooth crown.

Dentures are used to replace full or partial sets of teeth. Dental implants are typically used to replace a smaller number of teeth, but can be used in combination with dentures to create implant supported dentures. Implant supported dentures combine the benefits of dental implants and high-end custom dentures for a more secure fit and comfortable feel.

When a tooth is lost, the bone underneath the tooth can start to deteriorate without tooth root support. Dental bridges provide full mouth functionality, but do not restore jawbone support without a dental implant. Dental implants restore support to the jaw and can prevent bone deterioration.

Dental implants are created with a titanium alloy that is durable and can fuse directly to the bone, and last a lifetime.

To find out more about dental implants vs dentures or bridges, call us at our Reno office today. Dr. Sykes would be happy to meet with you to discuss your restorative options and find a treatment that will meet your needs. He is proud to have helped patients all over the area restore their smiles, from Spanish Springs to Sparks, NV!