Do you have a missing tooth that needs replacing? If so, you probably need to decide whether to get dental implants or dentures. We’d like to help with your decision, so we put together a list of 5 reasons dental implants are better than dentures.
But first, a quick definition.
Partial dentures are replacement teeth fastened to natural-colored plastic bases. It may connect to your teeth with a metal framework and clasps. Some have more natural-looking connections.
Dental implants, on the other hand, function more like real teeth. They’re screwed into your jawbone, fusing with it. They’re a much more permanent – and natural-looking – option.
Here’s what makes dental implants better than dentures:
Dental Implants Keep Your Look
Dentures don’t look natural. At least as far as teeth replacement goes. If you value your looks – or just want the self-confidence that comes with natural teeth – remember that dental implants aren’t easily spotted. They blend in with your natural teeth much more easily than dentures.
Dental Implants Maintain Your Health
Dental implants preserve bone. Because they’re inserted in the jawbone, they stimulate continued bone health. However, folks with dentures end up with loss of bone in their jaw where teeth have been removed. It changes their appearance. And every so often their dentures don’t fit right – so they need to buy new ones.
Dental Implants Save Your Money
Dentures can be more expensive long-term. They aren’t as long-lasting as dental implants are. You end up buying new ones every 3-4 years. Dental implants, on the other hand, are a one-time investment. Occasionally, they need replacing – but only after years (even decades) of use.
Dental Implants Are More Convenient
Dental implants can be cleaned while still in your mouth. And you don’t have to take them out at night. Contrast them with dentures, which must be taken out for cleaning and have to be soaked overnight.
Dental Implants Help Your Confidence
Dentures click, slip, and don’t look natural. This just might be the number one reason people avoid dentures. And there’s always the chance that they’ll fall out by accident…. Dental implants, though, are part of your mouth. They’ve got nowhere to move, and no one ever need know your tooth has been replaced.
What would be your number one reason to choose dental implants? Are they the best choice for you?
Remember: when you decide to get dental implants, you need to select a true dental implant expert. There are many dentists and oral surgeons out there. But few have the amount of experience you can trust.
Each of our oral surgeons is professionally trained and educated in all current dental implant procedures. Best of all – each of them has done thousands of implants.
Give our friendly staff a call! We’d love to help you walk through this huge decision.