People looking for tooth replacement options often find themselves debating the relative merits of dental implants vs. dentures. Your smile has a huge impact on your quality of life, from your confidence to your ability to eat and talk without impediment, so the tooth replacement choice you make matters.
Dentures are a cost-effective solution to replace missing teeth. Partial dentures are easily removable and used to replace some missing natural teeth. Implant-supported dentures, also called ‘snap-in’ dentures, are secured using dental implants but they are still removable.
Dentures are a great option if you need a quick fix to replace your missing teeth, or if your jaw and gums are not strong or healthy enough to support a dental implant. While dentures are an affordable choice for many people, with refitting and new dentures, you may want to consider dental implants instead.
Dental Implants are a permanent tooth replacement solution. The titanium implant is placed into your jaw and fuses with the jawbone, essentially replacing your tooth root. Once the dental implant is healed, an abutment is placed on top of the implant to keep the gums from growing over it. A crown is then attached, restoring the look, feel, and biting power of your natural tooth. The dental implant provides enough biting power to sustain the bone density in your jaw.
Dental implants provide better value in terms of longevity, comfort, function, and appearance. The low maintenance of dental implants makes them another premier choice for tooth loss replacement. Simply brush and floss your dental implants as you would your own natural teeth.
It’s important that you speak to your dentist about what the options might be for you because there are many factors involved — cost, the time it takes, the amount of bone you’ve got and your general health. We put together all these things to work out if implants are going to be possible.