Dentures and Dental Implants Examined

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If you are missing one or more of your permanent teeth, things like eating and speaking can become difficult. You may even feel embarrassed to smile. There are many options for replacing missing teeth, but which will best meets your needs? Dentures and dental implants are two commonly used solutions. Dental implants are made up of a titanium implant post and a dental restoration. The implant post is surgically placed in the jawbone and the restoration is attached to the post. If you choose a denture, our dentist will custom make this removable appliance. Dentures can replace most or all of your teeth. Each restoration has its advantages.

Common Benefits
Both dentures and dental implants will improve the appearance of your smile. Not only will missing teeth be replaced, but your face shape will be maintained. Because they give you back your smile, dentures and implants will improve your self-esteem and confidence. Dentures and implants are both made to look like your natural teeth. Dentures and dental implants are each custom made to your smile, so they provide comfort and optimal fit.

Where Dental Implants Shine
Dental implants are surgically placed in your jawbone and during the healing process, your jawbone will grow around the implant post. The fusing of the jawbone and post makes the implant a permanent tooth replacement. This makes implants convenient in a way that dentures are not. Dentures are removable. They have to be removed daily for cleaning. You can brush your dental implants just like you would natural teeth. Dental implants are more comfortable than dentures because they feel natural. With dentures, you need adhesives to keep them in place. However, dental implants are a part of your smile. They also function like your natural teeth. While dentures may slip, making it harder to eat and speak properly, dental implants make it easy to speak and to eat all of your favorite foods easily.

To learn more about dental implants and dentures, contact your dentist.