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Chad M. Boustany D.D.S., M.S.

Dentures Vs Dental implants

Posted on 10/11/2021 by Dr. Boustany
Dentures Vs Dental implantsIt is only normal to experience distress over tooth loss. Tooth loss can impact your bright smile and therefore affect your confidence in the process. However, you do not need to keep feeling down because of tooth loss because there are effective treatment options that could prove to be great for your condition. Dentures and Dental implants are effective solutions recommended by dentists and they can help to alleviate your distress. However, you need to have a sit down with our dentist, to determine which is best for you. At our clinic, you receive the best advice that will help you make an informed decision.

What are Dentures?

These are treatment devices which you can remove, and place them back. They are an effective treatment solution for missing or extracted teeth, and they can also replace gum tissue. A pink acrylic gum base offers support for the denture tooth or teeth, and once you get them, they will resemble your natural tooth. Our dentist at the clinic can also recommend a lightweight metal structure that will offer extra support and strength to the denture.

What is a Dental Implant?

This is an artificial device, placed in the place of a missing tooth. It is mainly titanium based, and it acts a root of your original tooth. What distinguishes an implant from a denture is that, an implant is permanent and a denture is removable. The dental implant provides a robust foundation on which our dentist can position the replacement tooth.

How Do you choose between a denture and a dental implant?

There are several factors that you will consider before getting an implant or a denture. Some of the factors include, cost, durability, oral hygiene, long-term oral health and the appearance expectation. A dental implant can be costly and durable, while a denture is relatively cheap but will require frequent replacing. Implants will also look and feel like your natural teeth, more than dentures.

You can visit us to consult with our specialists to decide on the best solution for you. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding dentures and implants.
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