Patients considering replacement teeth have many options to consider, and modern dentistry has more than one option available. Patients may have some degree of familiarity with dentures but may not know much or anything about dental implants.
Which is best for replacing missing teeth? The answer to that question depends on the patient, their wants, and dental needs.
What Are the Benefits of Dentures?
Coming in both complete dentures that replace whole rows of teeth to partial dentures that can replace just a few missing teeth, dentures are versatile dental appliances that replicate the appearance of the patient's natural tooth at a more affordable price than implants.
Dentures are significantly less invasive than a dental implant procedure making them better for patients who would rather avoid a surgical dental procedure and recovery time.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Using a titanium post that will act as an artificial root, dental implants replicate natural teeth in both appearance and function.
The implant is permanent, doesn't require any additional special care, and can function just like a regular tooth.
Unlike dentures, there is nothing to remove from your mouth every night that needs cleaning, and no worries about dentures slipping or what foods you can and cannot eat.
Implants come with one or more procedures and post-operation healing before everything returns to normal.
Which Is Better For You?
Depending on your dental needs and wants, one option may be more suitable for you than the other. Implants cannot be beaten in terms of convenience to the patient and function, but dentures are a more affordable, significantly less invasive solution to tooth loss.
Dental Implant Specialists
East Orlando Flordia's own Alafaya Center For Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is proud to provide dental implants to their patient. To find out more and learn if dental implants are the best solution for completing your smile, contact us today to schedule a consultation and exam.