Should I Get Dental Implants or Dentures?

Dentures and dental implants are both prominent choices for tooth replacement. But how do you know which one is the right choice for you? The dentists at Bella Smiles in Roslyn, NY, discuss both replacement teeth options. While dentures are great at replacing all teeth, dental implants replace one tooth to many teeth.

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About Dentures

Removable dentures consists of a metal and resin base with porcelain or plastic teeth. They typically replace an entire arch of missing teeth. They require adhesive to secure them in your mouth and you have to take them out at night to clean them thoroughly. However, the best thing about dentures is that they’re cheaper upfront and the process of getting them is quick.

However, you may incur more costs down the line. Dentures don’t stop your jawbone from deteriorating. This means that you may need to adjust or replace them later on. Dentures are also bulky and don’t feel like natural teeth, so they take some time to adjust to.

You also only get back around 40% of your bite capacity. You will have to remove certain foods from your diet to prevent damage to your dentures.

Dentures can also slip around if they don’t fit exactly right. This causes irritation to your gums and can become uncomfortable. When you’re speaking or eating, there’s a chance that they can fall out of your mouth if you don’t have enough adhesive on them.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

At Bella Smiles, our dental team recommends dental implants, a three part teeth replacement system. A titanium post is the first part that the dentist places in your jawbone. Second, a piece called an abutment is placed on top of the post to connect the dental restoration. The final restoration is typically a dental crown, a dental bridge, or a fixed denture.

Dental implants are the only form of tooth replacement that replaces the tooth root. It helps to reverse the effects of jawbone deterioration because the bone fuses around the titanium post. This gives you more stability and 100% of your bite function back. You won’t have to eliminate anything from your diet because dental implants feel and act like natural teeth.

A normal oral healthcare routine is all that you need to maintain them in excellent condition. However, there are downsides to dental implants. They cost more upfront, and take longer to complete before you get your final restoration. They may cost more upfront, but you won’t have extra costs down the line.

Fortunately, there are no issues with bone density impacting the fit of implants. After the dentist places posts in the jawbone, there’s a 3 to 6 month healing process. While this is a long time, it’s what gives dental implants the stability you need for a permanent result.

Getting Dental Implants in Roslyn, NY, is easy. Are dental implants the solution to take care of your missing teeth? Call us or schedule an appointment at one of our dental offices to learn more.