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 SpringsIf you have lost a single tooth or multiple teeth, you may be wondering what tooth replacement options are available and how they compare to one another. At The Reno Dentist, we offer multiple restorative options for patients area who are missing teeth, including dental implants, traditional dentures, All-on-4 permanent dentures, and dental bridges. Losing your teeth doesn’t have to be a devastating blow to your life – we have tooth replacement options for almost any situation.




What is a Dental Implant?

What Is A Dental ImplantA 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.

Permanent Dentures vs Traditional Dentures

Traditional dentures use a dental adhesive to attach your dentures to your gumline. Instead of adhesive, permanent dentures use strategically placed dental implants to secure the denture appliance to your gumline.
Like traditional dentures, permanent dentures are completely removable. Unlike traditional dentures, permanent dentures are more secure and will never slip or click out of place during daily activities. Patients with permanent dentures enjoy a more comfortable fit and greater confidence.
Our patients love our permanent dentures because they help decrease bone loss and prevent other health problems. With added dental implant support for your dentures or dental bridge, you can enjoy a higher level of oral health and overall wellness.

Get Permanent Dentures in One Day with All-on-4

dental bridge or implant dentures with a Sparks dentist Reno NV and Spanish Springs
The All-on-4 treatment uses four strategically placed dental implants to secure your dentures. All-on-4 is an affordable solution for patients with missing teeth, and can help patients achieve a full, beautiful smile again in less time than ever. The entire All-on-4 procedure can be completed in one day. With All-on-4 dentures, patients can walk into our office without teeth and leave the same afternoon with a beautiful, full smile.




Contact The Reno Dentist for More Information

To find out more about dental implants vs dentures or bridges, simply give us a call, text, or email today. Dr. Shane 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!