Dental Implants vs Dentures

Dentures and dental implants have historically been the two most popular tooth replacement treatment options. However, when you compare the options, it is not hard to see why dental implants are superior. Below is a break down of the more detailed comparison between dentures and dental implants.

Function

Dentures: Dentures may fill out a sunken facial appearance, but can also make eating and speaking challenging.

Dental Implants: Dental implants are permanently attached to the jaw, so they will never slip, pinch or move. This lets patients chew, speak and smile confidently with the knowledge that most people will not be able to tell they have artificial teeth.

Jawbone And Muscle Health

Dentures: Over time dentures weaken jaw muscles and cause the jawbone to deteriorate.

Dental Implants: Alternatively, dental implants allow the jaw to receive healthy exercise that prevents or restores bone deterioration, natural facial appearance and muscle tone.

Oral Health

Dentures: This option can restore some basic function, but oral health can often suffer. It is hard to keep oral tissues clean and healthy with dentures.

Dental Implants: Dental implants permanently fill in gaps between teeth, reducing the risk of gum disease and tooth decay. Dental implants are also resistant to tooth decay, so they will never need a filling or a root canal.

Cost

Dentures: This option can initially be less expensive than dental implants. However, patients often need multiple dental appointments and expensive cleaning and comfort products.

Dental Implants: Though they may seem more expensive in the beginning, over time dental implants can end up saving money because they are permanent, never ned to be replaced and can be cared for just as you would your natural teeth.

Dental Hygiene

Dentures: Denture users often struggle with extra cleaning, expensive adhesives, cleaning products and mouth fresheners. Even with all these extra additions to your dental hygiene routine, dentures can still pinch and move, making speaking and eating difficult.

Dental Implants: Because dental implants are permanently attached to your jawbone, they require no extra care and can be maintained along with your other teeth. Dr. Fenton and the staff at Bayview Smile Design recommend brushing your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day. Regular cleanings and exams are also highly recommended. Your dental implant area should also be carefully inspected on a regular basis to ensure there are not irregularities or problems.

Come See Us Today At Bayview Smile Design

Unattractive spaces between your teeth can end up giving people a bad first impression. Don’t let your less-than-attractive smile ruin another first impression! Bridges and dentures have traditionally been the most popular options, but are no longer your only tooth replacement options! Dental implants offer a permanent and natural-looking alternative that is far superior to other options. Let Dr. Fenton and his wonderful staff, craft and install the perfect dental implants for your missing or damaged teeth. To learn more about the dental implants process, benefits or financing options, call our Fort Lauderdale, FL dental practice to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fenton today. Now is the time to get started on the smile of your dreams with dental implants!