Implants are more than replacement teeth – they are replacement roots. The tiny titanium post is inserted into the area where the root once sat. Over several months, bone tissue in the jaw fuses around the implant. This integration into the jawbone is what sets implants apart from other forms of tooth replacement.
The dental bridge and the denture each replace teeth only, sitting on top of the gums, sometimes in a rather precarious way. Statistics show that dentures are capable of restoring only about 10 percent of the chewing function we need to be satisfied and healthy. Dr. Mathew can assess your situation whether you currently have dentures or you are facing the prospect of needing them. In many cases, it is possible to combine a few dental implants with a custom designed denture to restore up to 90 percent of your normal, healthy chewing function.