We love having options, don’t we? Some choices are frivolous, but others have real consequences requiring some thought and research before making a decision. Now you have a choice about what treatment you want for missing or broken teeth. Let’s review what to consider when choosing between dentures and implants.
Initial Things To Consider
When making your decision there are some prerequisites, financial considerations, and honest self reflections which are important.
Since implants are a long lasting solution, you should probably opt for that if you are in your 60s or younger. Older adults may want to consider dentures if they prefer not to undergo the procedure for implants.
Many find that implants give them more comfort and better ability to chew compared to dentures.
You must have enough jawbone in order to support the posts needed for dental implants. Those who have lost bone material because of their age, an injury, past gum disease or tooth loss might not be good candidates for implants.
If you don’t think you can or want to perform the special care for dentures, implants may be a better choice for you.
Pros And Cons Of Dentures
Dentures are removable appliances that replace missing teeth as well as some gum tissue. You can have either partial or complete dentures.
Pros Of Dentures
- Dentures are less expensive
- Dentures can be used on those who have experienced bone and gum loss
- The fitting of dentures is non-invasive
- The process is quick and usually requires only 4 visits
Cons Of Dentures
- Dentures can slip while talking or eating if not secured with dental adhesive
- Adjustments and replacements might be needed with time
- Dentures can be quite uncomfortable at first
- Dentures need daily care to keep them clean
- Dentures can promote decay and infection in other teeth if not fitted correctly
Dental implants are titanium posts inserted into the jawbone that act like the root of a tooth. The implant bonds with the jawbone and becomes like an anchor for the crown.
Pros Of Dental Implants
- Implants are a permanent solution and can last a lifetime if cared for properly
- Implants can be for one tooth or several
- Implants maintain the structure of your jaw with no sunken in facial features like with dentures
- 95% success rate
- You care for them just like regular teeth
- Quick turnaround many times in one day
Cons Of Dental Implants
- More expensive than dentures
- You must have healthy bones and gums
Talk To East Village Dental Arts
Before you make a decision about dentures vs implants, rely on East Village Dental Arts to evaluate your predisposition for both alternatives and help you to make the right decision for you.
You don’t have to live with missing teeth. Improve your appearance and your self esteem by making an appointment with East Village Dental Arts if you are considering dentures or dental implants.