Dentures Vs. Dental Implants: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to replacing  missing teeth, dentures and dental implants both provide a fantastic solution with many benefits. At the Axis Dental Clinic dental office in Edmonton, we provide our patients with both dental implants and dentures in Edmonton. In order to decide which option is right for you, it can be helpful to understand the differences between them.

Dentures can be used to replace either a full set of teeth or just a few missing teeth. Conventional full dentures involve the removal of all the teeth in the mouth. An Edmonton dentist then takes a precise mould of the gums so that the dental prosthesis fits snugly and comfortably. Partial dentures are used when only a few missing teeth need to be replaced. They can be attached to the adjacent natural teeth.

While dentures only replace the crown of a tooth, dental implants replace both the crown and the root. The “implant” part of a dental implant is a titanium rod which is surgically inserted into the gums and attached to the jawbone. A replacement tooth is then attached to the top of the root.

The Benefits of Dentures and Dental Implants Compared
Anyone who is missing some or all of their natural teeth should consider dentures in Edmonton. Not only will today’s natural-looking dentures give you more confidence in your smile, but they will also help you speak and chew naturally again. Dentures will prevent your facial muscles from sagging, and partial dentures will keep your remaining natural teeth from drifting out of place. Dentures also tend to be the more affordable of the two options.

If your Edmonton dentist determines that you are a good candidate for dental implants, then you should consider implants as well. Like dentures, implants will help you speak and chew naturally again. Many people prefer dental implants because they look, feel, and function just like natural teeth, and therefore don’t take much getting used to. They also provide support for your facial bone structure, preventing bone deterioration. Dental implants are pricier on the outset, but the titanium root lasts a lifetime and the crown can last upwards of 15 years.

Deciding Between Dental Implants and Dentures in Edmonton
The best way to decide whether you should get dentures or implants is to consult with your Edmonton dental office. Not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants, as you must have healthy gums, and healthy jawbone, good oral hygiene, and no autoimmune disorders. If you are not a good candidate, then dentures will be a fantastic option for you.

If you are a good candidate for both, then the dentists at Axis Dental Clinic will help you decide which option will be a better choice for you based on your preferences and on cost considerations. At our Edmonton dental office we are committed to matching patients of all ages with the right tooth replacement solutions.

Get ready to smile with confidence again. Contact Axis Dental Clinic to schedule a consultation for dental implants or dentures in Edmonton.

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