Dental Implants Vs Dentures
There are many reasons why you might lose teeth, including gum disease, severe tooth decay, and facial trauma. Suffering tooth loss is a serious issue that affects your entire life. Basic things like eating and speaking become more challenging. Tooth loss also impacts your smile, your confidence, and the health of your jawbone. Replacing your missing teeth is essential for restoring the functions of your missing teeth. Multiple missing teeth can be replaced with traditional dentures, or they can be replaced with dental implants. At Fairmount Dental Center, we can help to determine the best solution to meet your needs.
Dentures are the traditional treatment used to replace missing teeth. They are a removable restoration consisting of acrylic resin teeth and an acrylic base. Dentures have been in use for hundreds of years, although the ones we use today are much more realistic and much less bulky than older dentures. The base is designed to sit directly on your gums, relying on the soft tissue for support. Dentures are commonly used to replace an entire arch of teeth, but they can also be used to replace sections of missing teeth as well.
Benefits and Drawbacks to Dentures
There are several benefits of dentures.
Despite modern dentures being more realistic in appearance than older dentures, there are still many disadvantages associated with this traditional treatment.
Dental implants provide an alternative to traditional dentures. This treatment uses small titanium posts, which are surgically placed into your jawbone. As you heal from the procedure, your bone fuses to the posts, turning them into the roots that are used to provide support for your dental restorations. Implants are a very versatile treatment that can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire arch.
Benefits and Drawbacks to Dental Implants
Dental implants provide several significant benefits.
While dental implants provide numerous incredible benefits, there are a few drawbacks as well.
Replacing your missing teeth is essential for restoring the functions of your missing teeth and your quality of life. Call Fairmount Dental Center today (503) 967-0877 to schedule your consultation and learn which tooth replacement options are right for you.