Dentures vs. Dental Implants
Whether you’re just starting your research or you’ve been at it for a little while now, you’ve likely come across two popular options for restoring missing teeth: Dental Implants and Dentures.
Both dental implants and dentures can be great options to replace missing or decaying teeth, and there isn’t a “right option” for everyone.
Dentures have come a long way in the last few decades. Today’s dentures are fitted so there is little to no obstruction in speech.
Impressions of your mouth are taken and models are created to ensure a perfect fit. These denture moulds are sent to a dental lab where they are crafted just for you using your exact measurements.
Unlike dentures, dental implants are titanium screws attached to your jawbone, which gives the secure fit of a natural, healthy tooth.
There are several reasons a patient would opt for dental implants:
- They are tired of missing one or several teeth and don’t want a “band-aid” fix. They want a permanent solution that will completely eliminate this problem in their life.
- They are embarrassed by their smile or their inability to talk without impeding their speech.
- Patients missing several teeth often have facial sagging on one side or the other, and dental implants with crowns or bridges can go a long way in fixing this issue.
In a nutshell, patients who want a permanent solution that closely mimics the look and feel of healthy, natural teeth will prefer a series of dental implants.
Talk to your Dentist
While there is a lot of great information online regarding dentures and dental implants, you can’t make an informed decision about what is best for your unique situation without talking to a dental implants professional.
Book an appointment with TAG Dental and we’ll walk you through the steps involved in this procedure.