Dentures vs. Dental Implants

Dentures vs. Dental Implants

Many people experience tooth loss with age which causes considerable embarrassment and ultimately affects your smile. With the new technologies and equipment, tooth loss can be corrected and replaced. Though dentures are available, there is a permanent and durable option as well i.e. dental implants.

McAllen Dental Care provides information regarding the differences between dentures and dental implants. So, you can choose the best for tooth replacement.

What are dentures?

Dentures can replace a single, several or every tooth in your mouth but they are removable. You need to remove them for cleaning purpose or before going to sleep.

A set of dentures that replaces all your teeth is known as a complete denture. It is put on the gum line that consists of an acrylic base and resembles like your gums. With an adhesive, full dentures are held in place.

What are the implants?

Dental implants can also replace single or multiple teeth like dentures. It involves surgery which is performed with the help of anaesthesia.

Dentist inserts small titanium into the area where the tooth is missing and covers it with a crown or cap which gives a natural look. It is a permanent solution for life long.

Benefits of replacement teeth

There are many benefits offered whether you go for dentures or implants.

  • Improves the appearance of your smile and looks
  • Gives confidence when all the teeth are in place
  • Improves mouth functions like chewing and speaking

Things to consider

When deciding between implants and dentures, many factors need to be considered in terms of-

  • Cost:Generally, dentures are cheaper than implants. Dentures are of low quality and does not fit well or look unnatural. Implants are expensive, they fix permanently and looks like natural teeth.
  • Durability:Dentures are taken out from the mouth which becomes loose with time. You need to remove them during sleep as they might fall out.
  • Function:Both implants and dentures make your mouth work better. But if any curve comes in the dentures, it gets difficult to speak and eat.

McAllen Dental Care helps you in reviewing and selecting the best tooth replacement options.

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