Thinking about dentures or dental implants?
Compare your options for replacing teeth.
Dental implants and dentures are both options for replacing missing teeth, but they have some significant differences.
One of the main differences between dental implants and dentures is the method for anchoring them in the mouth. Dental implants utilize small titanium posts, which a dentist must surgically place into the jawbone. We allow the implant to integrate with the bone and then attach a crown to the implant, creating a replacement tooth that looks and functions like a natural tooth. On the other hand, dentures are removable appliances held in place by suction or adhesive.
Another difference between the two options is the level of stability they provide. Because dental implants anchor directly to the jawbone, they offer a high level of stability and do not move around in the mouth as dentures can. This stability can make them more comfortable and easier to eat with. Dentures, on the other hand, can be prone to slipping and may require the use of adhesive to stay in place.
Both treatment options also differ in the level of care required. Dental implants require the same level of care as natural teeth, including brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups. Meanwhile, denture-wearers need to remove and clean the denture daily. They should also clean the gums and mouth before reinserting the dentures.
In terms of cost, dental implants are generally more expensive than dentures. However, they can last a lifetime with proper care, making them a more cost-effective long-term solution. Dentures, on the other hand, may require replacement every five to seven years.
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When deciding between implants and dentures, the best option for you will depend on your individual needs and circumstances. Contact us today for a consultation, and a qualified dentist can help you weigh each option’s pros and cons and determine the best fit for you. Don’t let fear or cost concerns prevent you from seeking the care you need to improve your quality of life. Take the time to explore your options and make an informed decision about the best way to replace your missing teeth!