Should you choose dentures or dental implants?
Below is a quick checklist to help you decide which is a better option for your missing teeth.
Check all that apply:
- I want the most natural-looking replacement for my missing teeth.
- I want a tooth replacement that will help me maintain the bone in my jaw.
- I want a tooth replacement that offers long term value for the money.
- I don’t want to worry about my replacement teeth slipping or clicking when I laugh, talk or eat.
- I don’t want to worry about food lodging between my gums and under my replacement teeth.
- I don’t want to have to take my replacement teeth out of my mouth each night to clean and soak them.
- I want a tooth replacement option that lasts for years and years.
- I want my tooth replacement option to give me confidence they won’t move when I kiss someone.
If you chose even one item above, dental implants may be the better option for you. Dental implants, unlike dentures, can provide all of the characteristics listed above, making for a tooth replacement option that will leave you smiling.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are often the best treatment for missing teeth. When a damaged or decayed tooth is removed, both the visible part of the tooth, called the crown, and the root are lost.
Dental implant patients are all ages, and implants may be the right choice for anyone missing one, multiple, or even all of their teeth due to injury, defects, disease or decay.
If you’re missing one or more teeth, probably so! Nearly anyone in good health whose jaw has finished growing is a candidate, whether they were simply born without a tooth or lost one or more teeth due to injury, decay, gum (periodontal) disease, infection or another reason.
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Are dental implants safe?
Proven safe and effective at replacing missing teeth, contemporary dental implants have been in use for more than 30 years. Dental Implants are typically made of titanium, a biocompatible material that is accepted by the body and serves as a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth.
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