When you are faced with missing teeth and oral health that seems to be failing it feels overwhelming! You can't eat and chew the foods you used to enjoy and you may feel self-conscious about the appearance of your smile. The good news is that there are excellent options for restoring your smile, function, and oral health. Here is what you should know about choosing dentures or dental implants.
What is a Denture?
A denture is an appliance made to restore a full arch of missing teeth. If you have multiple teeth that are missing or failing, a denture may the right option for you. Modern dentures are designed to restore a beautiful and aesthetically appealing smile and give you back the function you once had with your natural teeth.
A denture is typically a removable appliance that uses suction and a snug fit keep it in place. Many patients experience a learning curve as they are getting used to talking and eating with their new teeth, but they appreciate the fact that a denture immediately delivers a brand new smile.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an option that can replace one or multiple missing teeth. An implant is an excellent choice because it restores your root and your tooth. A titanium post that is placed into your bone acts as your new root and eventually supports your new porcelain crown after it has integrated with your bone. Your new implant looks functions and feels just like your natural tooth.
Dental implants can replace multiple missing teeth by supporting dental bridges, partials, or dentures. A few properly placed implants can be a secure anchor for a denture, which provides a more secure fit than a traditional dentures offers.