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Dentures or Implants: Which One to Choose?

Posted on 6/20/2022 by Classic Smiles
Dentures or Implants: Which One to Choose?When it comes to replacing missing teeth, there are two main options: dentures and implants. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, so consult with a qualified dental professional to determine which option is best for you.

What Are Dentures?

Dentures are artificial teeth used to replace missing or damaged teeth. They are usually made of porcelain or plastic and held in place by a set of clasps that fit over the existing teeth. Dentures can restore both the function and the appearance of the teeth, and they can match the color and shape of the natural teeth. Dentures are typically removable, but some types can be permanently affixed to the jawbone. Whether removable or permanent, dentures require regular cleaning and maintenance to stay in good condition.

What Are Implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts surgically placed into the jawbone beneath the gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to attach replacement teeth securely. Dental implants are ideal for people who have lost one or more teeth due to injury or disease. Unlike dentures, which can slip and be uncomfortable, dental implants function just like natural teeth, allowing you to eat and speak confidently. In addition, dental implants help preserve bone structure in the jaw, preventing the sunken-in look that often accompanies tooth loss.

Which One Is The Right Solution for You?

If you are missing one or a few teeth, then a dental implant is usually the best option. Implants are solid and can last for many years with proper care. If you are missing all of your teeth, dentures may be the best solution. No matter which option you choose, consult with our qualified dental professional to determine which one is the best solution for you. We will assess your individual needs and offer treatments based on your unique situation.
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