Dental Implants vs. Dentures
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.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Dentures
Benefits of Dentures
Disadvantages of Dentures
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
Disadvantages of Dental Implants
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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