Dental Implants and Dentures Comparison
Tooth loss happens for many reasons. One of the most common reasons is gum, or periodontal disease. You can also lose teeth as a result of facial trauma, severe tooth decay, or issues like bruxism. Teeth can either fall out on their own, or they may need to be extracted. No matter what causes your tooth loss, it is important that you have missing teeth replaced. Missing teeth can be replaced with dentures, or with dental implants. At Cassity & Legacy Implants and Periodontics, we can help you choose the best option to meet your needs.
Effects of Tooth Loss
Tooth loss has several effects, including:
Traditional Replacement with Dentures
Dentures have been the treatment for replacing missing teeth for hundreds of years. Modern dentures can replace sections of teeth, partial dentures, and a full arch of teeth, full dentures. They are a removable prosthesis made from impressions of your mouth that have an acrylic gum-colored base and acrylic resin teeth. The base of your dentures is made to sit directly on your gums, relying on the tissue for support.
The Benefits and Drawbacks of Dentures
Dentures offer several benefits including:
There are also a few drawbacks to dentures as well.
A Modern Alternative with Dental Implants
Dental implants are a modern treatment for replacing missing teeth, providing you with another option. With implants, small titanium posts are surgically placed right into your jawbone. As you heal, the bone fuses to the posts. This natural process, called osseointegration, stabilizes the posts within your jaw so that they become strong and immovable. Once you have fully healed, the posts are used to support the ceramic crowns that act as your replacement teeth.
The Benefits and Drawbacks to Dental Implants
Dental implants provide many significant benefits, including
Despite the incredible benefits offered by dental implants, there are also a few disadvantages to consider.
If you are missing teeth, having them replaced right away is essential for restoring the functions of those teeth, your smile, and your quality of life. Call Cassity & Legacy Implants and Periodontics at South Ogden: (385) 626-0977 Kaysville: (385) 439-0101 today to schedule your consultation and find out what option is best for you.