Dental Implants vs Dentures
As any good decision-maker knows, it’s important to weigh your options. When it comes to your oral health, this is no exception. If you have lost one (or more) teeth, having them replaced is important for many reasons, most importantly: oral health and aesthetics. When patients in Hollywood are faced with replacing missing teeth there are two common options: dental implants or dentures.
Dentures are removable replacements for missing teeth. They sit on top of the gums and can be removed and put back into the mouth. The two types of dentures are full and partial. Full dentures replace an entire arch of teeth and they have an acrylic base that rests on top of the gums. Partial dentures replace a few teeth and they are on a metal framework that sits against natural teeth.
Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. They work by replacing the lost tooth root. This helps preserve bone structure. The implant can then be finished-off with dentures or a dental crown that attaches to it. Implants can withstand the same bite force as natural teeth and prevent the loss of jawbone structure, which can occur when there is no stimulation from the root.
So which option is best? If you are looking for a permanent solution that will be just like your natural teeth, you’ll want to go with dental implants.
The benefits of dental implants include:
Eating what you like
With dental implants you won’t have to worry about your teeth slipping out of place or even falling out, which is a well-known occurrence with dentures. With dentures, patients are often restricted on the variety of foods that can be consumed easily.
Remaining teeth are preserved
The act of taking out and putting partial dentures back in the mouth can wear or damage surrounding teeth. Dental implants remain in place and can be brushed and flossed just like natural teeth.
No need for messy adhesives
Dentures require messy adhesives to stay in place, and even then, they can slip out. Once your dental implants are in, you never have to worry about them.
In the end, whether you go with dental implants or dentures, replacing missing teeth is important and something we encourage for all of our patients. For more information, please feel free to give us a call.
My husband is looking at getting dental implants over dentures. He will be interested to know that you said that implants won’t fall out or move like dentures can. Thank you for your information on both dentures and implants.
My uncle lost a few teeth due to an accident at his farm. I like how you explain that partial dentures replace a few teeth and they are on a metal framework that sits against natural teeth. I will tell him to check with a dentist if a denture is a good option for him.
I like how you said that dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. My uncle had an accident and he lost a couple of teeth. I will suggest to him to check with a dentist if he can get dental implants.
I found it interesting when you said that dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. My dad lost a few teeth due to a car accident and he would like to get treatment so that he can feel more confident. I will help him look for a local dentist where he can get dental implants.
I liked what you there are no worries about teeth from slipping out of place or falling out like with dentures. My uncle is thinking about getting some implants for his teeth so that he can replace some teeth that are more damaged. It could be really helpful for him to get a professional to put them in.
I like what you said about getting dentures since they’re removable replacements for missing teeth. My sister has been telling me about how she lost a few teeth while playing soccer the other day. I’ll share this information with her so that she can look into her options for professionals who can help her with this.
It’s interesting to know that we can have a permanent solution to our missing teeth by having dental implants. I’ve seen videos of dentures and I’m afraid that I won’t sit well with the fact that I can have this removed. Still, it would be better to get the opinion of an expert in cosmetic dentistry before deciding what will work best for me.
It was helpful when you explained that partial dentures are on a metal framework that sits against your remaining natural teeth. According to my knowledge, dentures can also be repaired and restored if needed making them a good long-term option with minimal risk. I enjoyed reading your article and learning more about the differences between implants and dentures!