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Dental Implants and Dentures Comparison

Woman smiling after receiving dental implants at  Cassity & Legacy Implants and Periodontics in South Ogden, UT and Kaysville UT.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:
•  A decrease in the quality of your smile.
•  Issues with speaking.
•  Trouble eating. This can interfere with digestion and impact your nutrition.
•  The weakening of your jawbone. Tooth loss leads to a loss of stimulation in your jaw, which causes the bone to grow weak and change shape.

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:
•  They restore your ability to eat properly, which helps to restore your digestion and improve your nutrition.
•  Your speech is restored.
•  Modern dentures are much less bulky and much more natural in appearance, helping to improve the quality of your smile.
•  Dentures are affordable, and often covered by insurance.

There are also a few drawbacks to dentures as well.
•  Dentures require additional nightly care, which can be tedious.
•  They may slip out of place or fall out, which can cause sores as well as embarrassment.
•  Dentures do not stop bone loss in your jaw. Your jaw continues to change shape. Eventually, they will need to be replaced with a new set.

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
•  The crowns look just like your real teeth, providing you with a perfectly restored smile. No one will be able to tell the difference between your implants and your real teeth.
•  Implants feel just like your real teeth. You will not have to relearn how to speak.
•  The posts support your teeth, instead of your gums, making them much more comfortable.
•  Your teeth are held securely in place. There is no need to worry about them moving around, slipping out of place, or falling out.
•  You can brush and floss your implants just like your real teeth.
•  Implant posts work just like the roots of your real teeth. They restore the stimulation to your jaw, which helps to stop, and prevent, bone loss in your jaw.

Despite the incredible benefits offered by dental implants, there are also a few disadvantages to consider.
•  Dental implants require surgery.
•  With surgery, there is a recovery process. Depending on your situation, this can take weeks to several months.
•  If you do not have enough bone mass in your jaw, you may need a bone graft first.
•  Implants can be expensive. Not all insurance providers offer any coverage. Many may only provide partial coverage. It is important to speak with your provider if cost is a major concern.

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.
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