Over 23 million people in the US have no teeth at all. About 12 million have no upper or lower teeth. For years, their only option was removable dentures. These plastic gums and porcelain teeth were held in place with adhesives and had to be taken out at night for cleaning.
A Better Alternative to Removable Dentures
Problems with removable dentures are caused by two basic things: what they are made of, and how they are held in place.
How Dentures are Made
While removable dentures provide a full-arch of teeth and gums, they are made up of multiple pieces. If we count the plastic gums as one piece, and add each porcelain tooth glued into it, a traditional denture can have as many as 13 pieces that can chip, break, fall out, crack or wear down. Tiny openings in the plastic gums, as well as the spaces between the denture teeth attract odors, stains, and the bacteria that causes dental plaque.
How Dentures Stay in Place
In traditional dentures, the teeth are glued into the denture gums, and then the denture is placed over your actual gums. You use adhesive to keep the dentures from slipping when you talk and eat. You also take dentures out of your mouth whenever you clean and disinfect them. Plus, you need to re-apply the adhesive when you put your dentures back in your mouth.
Why the Teeth Tomorrow® Full-Arch Bridge is Better
A Teeth Tomorrow® dental implant bridge is precision-sculpted from a single piece of Prettau® Zirconia, and hand-finished and polished so it looks like healthy teeth and gums. Your dental bridge is held permanently in place by dental implants, so you don’t have to use adhesives or ever take it out of your mouth. You clean it just as you would brush natural teeth (except there’s no need to floss). Prettau® Zirconia is non-porous, so it doesn’t attract plaque and resists odors and stains. It’s made in one piece, so it resists the chipping and cracking that comes from joining two different materials together (like in a denture).
This Teeth Tomorrow® bridge is a naturally beautiful full set of teeth and gums that you care for just like normal teeth. No more adhesives, no more slipping, no more teeth in a glass at night – no more dentures.