Dentures and dental implants are both great options for replacing teeth and restoring smiles, but the best choice depends on each patient’s situation. Both dental implants and dentures have benefits, but in many cases, implants are a better choice over dentures. Dr. Mark Sowell’s team at Sensational Smiles in Plano, TX helps patients restore their healthy smiles with the best treatment for their needs. We offer complimentary consultations for patients who want to discuss dentures or implants as treatment options.
The Benefits of Dental Implants vs. Dentures
Dentures have been a treatment used for tooth replacement for a long time. Full dentures are arches of prosthetic teeth that replace the patient’s missing teeth. Dentures typically require more maintenance if they are removable, but they are also at a lower cost than implants.
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically implanted in the jawbone. Implants are topped by an abutment and dental crown. The crown creates a natural appearance and allows patients to bite and chew easily. Dr. Sowell can replace rows or arches of missing teeth with dental implants. Implant-supported dentures are secured in the mouth and do not need to be removed for cleaning or special maintenance. Dental implants blend in with the natural smile and last longer than removable dentures.
Can I Benefit From Implants?
Dental implants are the preferred treatment for our patients. However, they require enough healthy jawbone for the implants to attach to. Even if patients do not have enough bone tissue, there are treatments used to re-grow the jawbone or graft tissue from another part of the mouth. Dentures that are supported by dental implants improve facial structure and bone growth. Traditional removable dentures are not connected to the bone tissue and lay on top of the gums. These types of dentures do not support bone growth.
Contact Our Dental Office
Dr. Sowell has years of expertise in providing dental implants to his patients. Schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Sowell online. You can alsocall Sensational Smiles at (972) 382-6855 today! Let us know if you have any current concerns about missing teeth and we can help.