Are you missing one or more teeth? Then you may be wondering if you should opt for dental implants or dentures?
While both medical interventions offer us alternatives to our natural teeth, helping us restore our oral health and beautiful smiles, there are a few significant differences between implants and dentures.
Dental implants are used to replace natural teeth, including the root. They are a permanent solution for missing teeth and they act and look very much like natural teeth.
Dental implants require a more complex process and it can take up to six months until you can see the final results.
Dentures are removable replacements of the natural teeth that are missing, as well as the tissue surrounding them. Complete dentures are used when all teeth are missing, and partial dentures are used when only a part of the teeth is missing.
What is the difference between dental implants and dentures?
Here are some of the most important ones:
While both are solutions for missing teeth, dental implants are a permanent choice. The implant is placed in the jawline and has a natural-looking crown. Dentures are removable and need more care than implants, as they are not a fixed and permanent option.
Dental implants need the same care as natural teeth. That means proper oral hygiene as well as regular dentist check-ups. Dentures need more care as they have to be removed in order to clean them after each meal. You will also need to check the adhesive that lingers on your gums.
Dental implants do offer a more permanent and easy to maintain solution, compared to dentures, but this also affects the costs of having them. The material is also more durable, and the procedure involves more steps than dentures. Dentures are the more affordable option, especially if more teeth need to be replaced
Dental implants offer a long-term solution, and they can even last for a lifetime if they are properly taken care of. Dentures need periodical replacement. In the long term, dentures can cost the same or more than implants.
Dentures are an option if:
Implants are an option if:
Dr. Friberg’s mission for Thrive Family Dental is to provide comprehensive dental care to Porters Neck and the surrounding areas with a well-trained and well-rewarded staff. This practice does not offer sedation of any kind. However, they do have a rehabilitative facility dog named Meadow who is there to help patients with dental anxiety.
Contact us today and let our staff help you and your dental health.