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Choosing a dental implant instead of partial dentures or a dental bridge

Dental implants are the most natural looking (and natural feeling) restoration of a missing tooth. They do not fall out, slide around or move when you talk, eat, or speak because they have support from bone. In a basic two-part procedure, the dental implant can be placed and restored over the course of a few months. Implants are also not removable, helping keeping your bone healthy and your tooth replacement secure. They are long-lasting and possibly lifetime solution with proper care.


Dentures and bridges only restore the upper portion of the tooth, or the crown, while implants replace both the crown and the root. This makes them much more stable and much more durable relative to traditional dentures and bridges.


This quick review will make it simple for you to see the “advantages” and “disadvantages” of both dental implants and dentures.


Dental Implants

  • Dental implants can help protection of the underlying jawbone and facial apperance.

  • Implants appear and feel like natural teeth.

  • Implants are stable since they are attached to the jawbone

  • Implants do not require adhesives.

  • Implants have and can provide natural eating ability.

  • Implants can be a lifelong investment.

  • Care and cleaning of the implants is easy.


Dentures


  • If not properly adapted, dentures may lead to loss of the jawbone and facial support.

  • Low-quality dentures may look unnatural.

  • Dentures may slip around and cause discomfort.

  • Dentures may need adhesives to help keep them in place.

  • Denture wearers will often have to avoid certain foods to prevent slippage or sticking.

  • Dentures eventually have to be remade or relined.

  • Dentures have to be removed for cleaning.






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