Dental Implants VS Dentures
23 Mar 2017

Dental Implants VS Dentures

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This article will tell you about both treatments so you can decide which one is best for you from a dentist’s perspective.

If you are missing your teeth and looking for a solution, there are many treatments through which you can get your beautiful smile back. Before deciding which way you want to go you must keep in mind your situation and needs. The two most popular treatments for missing teeth are dentures and dental implants. Even the most oral conscious adult can lose a tooth. Unlike children with baby teeth, once an adult loses a tooth, nothing short of a miracle can make it grow back better than ever. If you are looking for a way to fill in your ‘gappy’ smile, then knowing the difference between implants and dentures can help you make an educated decision.

The Difference

The main difference between the two is that implants look like real teeth. If you have implants it’s hard to tell your teeth aren’t real because this treatment is subject to newer technology. Dentures are realistic looking and can replace some or all of your teeth.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Another benefit of getting implants is that it is very convenient. Implants are rooted to the root with the help of a titanium screw and they resemble the first tooth root as well as go about as the first tooth root. You don’t need to take them out to rinse or wash and can clean them just like your real teeth. But dentures are removable and attached to your gums with an adhesive. And hence it is not very effective in many cases and also not as convenient as implants.

Another benefit of getting dental implants is that you do not have to face any sort of embarrassment because they are attached to the roots with screws and hence they will never slip off the gum while talking or eating. Dentures are removable and it is possible that they can slip off the gum, so embarrassment and pain are common for the wearer.

Another thing you must consider is eating before deciding which is best, dental implants or dentures. If you go with implants you can eat your favourite dishes without any problem because this treatment gives you 98% chewing efficiency. Dentures only give you 10% chewing efficiency, so it is very difficult to eat all kinds of food. Dentures are not as strong and useful as implants.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, we encourage you to discuss these matters with an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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