When you lose entire tooth - crown and root - shrinkage of the jawbone may cause your face to look older. Dental implants can stop this process. A traditional denture or bridge doesn't.
Maintained natural teeth:
With traditional practices, two teeth adjacent to a missing tooth must be ground down to anchor a bridge. Dental implants often eliminate the need to modify healthy teeth.
Fixed Dental Implant crowns or Bridges
There are no loose parts to worry about. The implant is stable and comfortable. No adjustment is need after installation. Normally, it will serve its owner for life.
Implant Supported Dentures.
Dentures that are supported by Implants can be quite stable. Adjustments of these dentures may be required from time to time. Attachments need to be changed every 12-18 months. Food can get under the dentures and can cause gum irritations.