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They are sturdy, durable, and look and function like natural teeth. You will not have to worry about dentures slipping, clicking, or limiting what you choose to eat. Your smile will look natural – and your quality of life will be far superior when compared to the experience of wearing dentures.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that are placed into your jaw that function as replacement tooth roots. They are then topped by dental restorations such as crowns, bridges or dentures to create fully functional replacement teeth. Dental implants are the most durable, lifelike and long-lasting form of tooth replacement, and Dr. Malin recommends this option for all eligible candidates.

Dental implants have many benefits and advantages over all other forms of tooth replacement.

Major benefits of dental implants

  • Dental-implant-supported teeth have nearly the full chewing power of natural teeth.
  • Implant-supported teeth do not include grinding down and weakening your adjacent teeth, as is necessary when placing a dental bridge.
  • Dental implants and the restorations they support look and function just like your natural teeth. You will be unable to tell the difference between a natural tooth and a tooth supported by a dental implant – they look and feel that natural.
  • Dental-implant-supported dentures remain firmly in place, need no adhesives, and provide enhanced chewing power.
  • Dental implants prevent bone loss that normally occurs underneath missing teeth. By preserving bone, the stability of adjacent, natural teeth is maintained and so is the size and shape of your jaw.
  • Implant-supported crowns fill the gap left by your missing tooth and prevent bacterial accumulation that could lead to infection and gum disease.
  • Implant-supported teeth keep adjacent teeth stable and prevent them from shifting position and compromising the alignment of your bite.
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Dental implant advantages compared to traditional dental bridges

Dental bridges have been used for many decades to replace missing teeth, but this approach comes with some drawbacks. For a bridge to be placed, the teeth adjacent to the missing tooth must be ground down so the bridge can be cemented into place. This weakens those teeth and can lead to fracture, decay and other complications that develop over time. Additionally, dental bridges usually only last about 10 years.

Why choose dental implants rather than a dental bridge?

Dental implants, on the other hand, do not require the grinding down of adjacent teeth. They also provide your jawbone with the biting and chewing stimulation needed to maintain the bone volume around your teeth, something which traditional bridges cannot do. They are the healthiest, most long-lasting method for replacing lost teeth.

Dr. Malin: Your implant specialist in La Crosse, Wisconsin

Dr. Leo Malin is among the nation’s most accomplished implant specialists. His practice, Grand River Dental, was established to provide the most advanced techniques for tooth replacement at affordable rates, as he believes everyone deserves top-level dental care. As an implant specialist, Dr. Malin has garnered a reputation for excellence, and is the Director of the Implantology and Bone Grafting curriculum at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. You will be under the care of a leader in the field, who not only uses the most advanced technologies, but has a warm and caring personality that makes the journey to a healthy smile a pleasure to experience.

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The disadvantages of traditional dentures as replacement teeth

Traditional dentures were once the sole solution for replacing all your teeth before dental implants were developed. Even though traditional dentures are far superior to what they were in the past, they still provide minimal chewing power, need adhesives to stay secure, and easily slip out of place or make clicking noises when you eat or talk.

Traditional dentures also have the drawback of accelerating bone loss in the jaw. Rather than replacing a full set of teeth with dentures, the option of implant supported dentures is the superior option for both aesthetic and quality of life. To make an appointment, call our office or request an appointment online.

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