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Dental Implants and Dental Denture Comparison


Dental implants have many benefits and can provide long-term stability for your oral health when compared to other tooth-replacement alternatives.You can suffer tooth loss for a variety of reasons. One of the most common causes of tooth loss is gum disease. Teeth may also fall out as a result of facial trauma, tooth decay, or bruxism. Sometimes, teeth need to be extracted because they are severely damaged beyond repair. Whatever the reason for your tooth loss, missing teeth need to be replaced. There are a few ways in which this can be done. Traditionally, tooth loss has been addressed with dentures. Today, dental implants provide a unique alternative. If you have lost teeth, Ford Dental Group can help you to determine the best treatment for your needs.

Replacing Teeth with Dental Dentures


Dentures are the traditional treatment for missing teeth. They have been in use for hundreds of years. However, the dentures that we use today are nothing like their ancestors. Technological developments have made significant improvements on what many people have thought dentures to be. They are available as partial dentures, which replace sections of missing teeth, and full dentures, which replace an entire arch of missing teeth. Dentures are a removable prosthesis, consisting of acrylic resin teeth set into a gum colored acrylic base. Your dentures are made from impressions of your mouth, which enables the base to fit perfectly on your gums, which provide the support for your new teeth.
If you are missing teeth, a denture can be an affordable solution.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Dentures


Benefits of Dentures

•  Modern research and development have improved dentures immensely. The restorations we use today were more comfortable and more natural in appearance than dentures just a few decades ago.
•  The restoration of your abilities to eat and speak.
•  The restoration of your smile, and your confidence.

Disadvantages of Dentures

•  Care can be tedious, as they need to be removed nightly and cleaned separately before you brush the rest of your teeth and gums.
•  They are not always secure, and can slip out of place while you eat or speak. This can lead to embarrassment.
•  Dentures rely on your gums for support, and this delicate tissue was never meant to support the pressures that are exerted on them with this restoration.
•  If your dentures do not fit properly, or slide out of place frequently, you may experience painful denture sores.
•  Your jawbone changes shape as a result of bone loss but the base of your dentures, being made of acrylic, does not adjust to accommodate these changes. As a result, you need have your restoration replaced every few years.

If you are missing teeth, a dental implant is your best option for a long-term solution.

Replacing Teeth with Dental Implants


Dental implants are a modern alternative to traditional dentures. They were the result of an accidental discovery in the early 1950's. The first successful implants were placed in the 60s, and improvements have been made over the years to make them what they are today. Implants consist of small titanium posts, which are used to provide support for ceramic crowns. The posts are surgically implanted into the jawbone. As you heal, the bone fuses to the posts, integrating them into your jaw and turning them into strong, stable, immovable roots that anchor your teeth securely in place.

Benefits of Dental Implants

•  They look and feel much more natural.
•  Eating and speaking abilities are restored. You do not need to relearn how to speak with implants either as you would with dentures.
•  Because the teeth are held securely in place on stable posts, they will not slip out of place when you eat or speak.
•  They can be taken care of just like the rest of your natural teeth.
•  Implants offer greater comfort. The teeth are supported by the posts rather than your gums.
•  They stimulate the jawbone like the roots of your natural teeth. This stops and prevents the bone loss that accompanies tooth loss, and helps to maintain the integrity of your jawbone.

Disadvantages of Dental Implants

•  They require a surgical procedure for the placement of the posts.
•  Recovery times can take several months.
•  They are often more expensive than traditional treatments.
•  You need to have sufficient bone mass remaining in your jaw for the success of your implants. Otherwise, you may need to undergo a bone graft first.

Schedule Your Appointment Today


While there are pro's and con's to each type of restoration, missing teeth need to be replaced. We can help you to weigh your options and make the best decision for you. Call Ford Dental Group today to schedule your consultation at (714) 409-6161.
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