July 13, 2018
When you’ve struggled with failing or missing teeth, you know the impact it has on your daily life. Talking and smiling feel embarrassing because of the appearance of your teeth, while eating and chewing becomes difficult and even painful. You’ve heard there are solutions, but which is option is right for your needs? Today we’re going to compare dentures vs. dental implants in Fremont, so read on for some answers.
What is a Denture?
A full denture is an excellent option for patients who are missing most or all of their teeth as it is a removable oral appliance designed to replace an entire arch. Today’s modern dentures are designed with fit and aesthetics in mind to provide patients with a comfortable, snug fit and appealing, natural look.
Traditional dentures in Fremont rely on fit and suction to keep them in place, and there is a learning curve for some patients as they get used to talking and eating with their new appliance. However, patients appreciate the way that a denture immediately restores their smile.
Partial dentures are an option for patients missing multiple teeth but who still retain a large number of healthy teeth. Partials use metal clasps as anchors to healthy teeth with prosthetic teeth to fill in the gaps.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is an innovative choice for restoring one or multiple missing teeth because it replaces both your root and your tooth. Replacing your root is important because it prevents bone loss and promotes longevity for your new tooth.
The implant is placed into your jawbone during a surgical procedure and then given time to heal. Implants naturally integrate with your bone since they are made of titanium, which is biocompatible.
After the healing process is completed, your crown is placed. Your new tooth is comprised of high quality porcelain and is customized to match your teeth, giving your smile a natural look. Implants can also be used to support prosthetics such as bridge, denture, or partial, so they can also replace multiple teeth.
While both are excellent options, there are some factors you should consider about dentures and implants.
Dentures will immediately restore your teeth and facial structure, giving you a more youthful appearance. They are also less costly than dental implants. However, they do cause bone resorption, which means that they have to be adjusted periodically and may need to be replaced over time.
Dental implants may be more expensive up front; however, they have the potential to last a lifetime with the right care, so they may end up being more cost effective in the long term. Dental implants do require a surgical procedure and more recovery time than traditional dentures.
Do You Have More Questions?
Your dentist in Fremont is happy to sit down with you to discuss your options with you so you can make the best decision for your teeth and oral health. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation.
About James Block Dentistry
For nearly thirty years Dr. James Block has been providing high quality dentistry to patients in Fremont, CA. He has the knowledge and expertise to guide you through the process of replacing one or more teeth in a comfortable manner.
If you would like to contact Dr. Block, he can be by calling 510-793-0801 or through our website.
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