Should I Get Dentures or Dental Implants?
If most or all of your teeth suffer from damage, decay, or gum disease, you may be wondering what your options are. In the past, the solution to teeth that were beyond repair was to pull them out and create a set of dentures.
- Often slip and move around; cause discomfort
- Can feel fake and unnatural
- Likely require creams and adhesives
- Need to be removed regularly for cleaning
- Restricted chewing capacity (often have to avoid certain foods)
- Decreasing jawbone quality can lead to further deterioration of facial structure
Thankfully, there is an alternative. Anacapa Dental Art Institute specializes in tooth replacement, including full arch replacement. If you are considering dentures as an option for replacing damaged teeth, consider first the advantages of dental implants.
Why Are Dental Implants a Better Option than Dentures?
Both dental implants and dentures are commonly used in dentistry today. However, dental implants are better than dentures in the following ways.
A Permanent, Durable Solution
Dental implants are a permanent solution. The implant is fused to the jawbone so that it is permanently there like a natural tooth. Dentures are removable devices (not permanent), and they can warp under hot water or break. Dentures may need to be adjusted, repaired, or replaced within just seven years. Dental implants are secure, durable, and built to last a lifetime. Statistics show that dental implants have a 98 percent success rate.
Removable dentures are just that; removable. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.
Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.
A Natural Smile
Dentures may look fake or unnatural. Conversely, dental implants look completely natural and blend with the surrounding teeth. With a dental implant for your tooth restoration, your smile will be completely restored and aesthetically pleasing.
Due to these advantages, Ventura cosmetic dentist Dr. Saj Jivraj prefers dental implants over dentures for tooth restoration. To learn more about this treatment and to schedule your free initial consultation, call (805) 988-3317.
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