Should I Get Dentures or Dental Implants? this is a common question we get from our patients seeking to replace lost teeth. Dr. Mark Sowell can provide the most relevant treatment options for your specific smile needs after a thorough dental exam. Learn which option might be best for you below.
The Benefits of Each
Dentures have been the go-to tooth replacement treatment. Traditional dentures are full arches of artificial teeth. Dentures are a lower-cost option than dental implants, but they also come with more care requirements. They are secured to the gums with sticky adhesive and must be placed and removed every day.
Dental implants, on the other hand, are small posts made of titanium. A false tooth, or crown, is secured to the post to create the final natural-looking product. For patients missing multiple teeth in a row, your dentist can place an All-on-four implant restoration, or implant-secured dentures. These dentures do not require removal for cleaning or any special maintenance.
Implants feel, look, and function the same as natural teeth, won’t change shape or warp over time, and are less likely to break – giving you the natural, low-maintenance effect of natural teeth.
Should I Get Dentures or Dental Implants?
Implants are not ideal for all patients, although they are normally the preferred treatment. Dental implants require the underlying jawbone to be intact, so if you have begun to experience bone loss due to missing teeth for many years, you may not be a good candidate for implants. There are treatments for re-growing jawbone, so dental implants aren’t out of the question.
Patients who are missing multiple missing teeth may want to consider implant-supported dentures as a way to preserve jawbone health. Implants actually support the health of the underlying jawbone and facial structure by stimulating growth. Traditional dentures don’t provide this stability and may result in further bone deterioration.
Replace Missing Teeth in Plano, TX
Plano dentist Dr. Sowell has many years of experience and advanced training in the placement of all types of dental implants. His expertise and artistry with dental implants have helped many patients in Plano, TX restore their smile and confidence. Schedule your free consultation online or call Sensational Smiles at (972) 382-6855 today!