Having missing teeth can play a big part on how often you smile and have a negative impact on your self-esteem and confidence. People who feel embarrassed about their missing teeth will often pull away from social situation to avoid feeling uncomfortable. Having a beautiful set of nice-white teeth can boost your self-image and help you make a great first impression on anyone.

Let’s take a comparison look at the difference between choosing dentures and choosing dental implants:

Dentures

These have been the go-to for replacing lost teeth for a long time. They have been helping people get back to having a normal way of life, such as being able to chew your favorite foods again. Since they have been around for so long they have come a long way in how realistic and modern they look.

However they have their imperfections. Dentures are held in place with adhesives, some of which needs to be reapplied each time they are taken out. Just like any adhesive, they are not always reliable, which leads to them slipping and moving around. This can be embarrassing and uncomfortable while eating and speaking. Over time this can cause your gums to be irritated, which leads to sores.

Last, but not least, false teeth require extra attention for maintenance and cleaning, and may need to be replaced in the long run once they wear out.

Dental Implants

More and more people are choosing dental implants over dentures. They look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. They begin with a metal screw that is fused to your jaw bone, then secured and covered with a natural-looking crown. No need to worry about them slipping or moving because they are permanently anchored in place. The long lasting design allows them to be easily taken care of. Simply brush and floss just the same as would during your normal routine.

Dental implants also preserve the jaw bone. When teeth are missing the bone begins to deteriorate, this is what gives people that “sunken” look. But since dental implants are fused to the bone they stop that from happening. Implants are the popular choice because of how they mimic your natural teeth and help keep your proper facial structure in tact.

Another great thing about dental implants is that you can have this procedure done to replace all of your teeth or just one. With dentures it’s more than likely to be all or nothing.

However, they do have one downfall compared to dentures. They come with a higher price tag. Dentures are much lower in cost.

Whatever you choice for replacing your missing teeth, whether you have tooth loss from injury and decay or purely for cosmetic reasons, our office is here for you. If you have any questions on how dentures or dental implants can help you, give us a call and our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer them.