Dental implants and dentures are both effective options for restoring your smile, but the best choice for tooth replacement depends on each patient’s situation. Implants and dentures each have their own benefits and criteria that patients must meet for treatment, but in many cases, implants are a better choice than dentures.
Manatee Advanced Dentistry, Dr. Nish Patel’s practice in Bradenton, FL helps patients restore their healthy smiles with the best treatment for their needs. We offer comprehensive consultations for patients who want to discuss with Dr. Patel whether they should consider dentures or implants.
Dental Implants vs. Dentures: Benefits of Each
Dentures are full arches of artificial teeth that are fitted to the patient’s mouth, functioning like natural teeth. This treatment option has been around for a long time and is a good choice for people who are missing multiple teeth in one arch. They are also a lower cost option than dental implants which is a newer option, but dentures also require more care and maintenance. Dentures need to be removed daily for cleaning and need messy adhesives to stay when they’re being worn.
Dental implants, on the other hand, are small titanium posts that are surgically implanted in the jawbone. A lifelike prosthetic tooth (a crown) is secured to the post and offers the same functionality as natural teeth. Your dentist can even insert four dental implants to support a full arch of missing teeth in a treatment called implant-secured dentures. These dentures do not require removal for cleaning or any special maintenance.
Implants feel, look, and function the same as your natural teeth, and also promote the growth of new, healthy bone and gum tissue. This means they become more secure in their placement over time and prevent bone and gum deterioration that can happen over time with dentures. Implants give you the natural, low-maintenance effect of natural teeth.
Are Dental Implants Right For Me?
Although dental implants are the preferred treatment for missing teeth, implants are not appropriate for all patients. This treatment requires the underlying jawbone to be healthy and strong. If you have already begun experiencing bone loss, you may need bone graft surgeries prior to receiving dental implants.
Replace Missing Teeth in Bradenton, FL
Bradenton dentist, Dr. Patel, has many years of experience and advanced training in the placement of all types of dental implants. His expertise and artistry has helped many patients get back their smile and confidence after the dental implant procedure in Bradenton, FL. Schedule your appointment online or call Manatee Advanced Dentistry at 941.209.4315 today!