You might be looking for ways to improve your smile, but you’re not really sure if getting dentures or dental implants will be your best option. Let’s take a look at each of these alternatives so you can make a more informed decision.
There are two choices when it comes to dentures. Full dentures are just what they seem to be. They are used when all teeth are missing on an upper or lower jaw. If only some teeth are missing, partial dentures are used. Partial dentures are supported by the remaining natural teeth on the jaw. Those other teeth have to be in good enough shape, of course, to keep the partial dentures in place.
Dentures have progressed a great deal in terms of technology over the decades. However, in most cases they still need to be removed each night for cleaning. Many patients are hesitant to do so.
Implants have become a lot more popular in recent years. Implants are surgically placed into the jaw in order to take the place of missing teeth. This helps to slow the pace of bone loss in the implant area – and will often stop that bone loss completely. Once implants are set in place and the area has healed, you can eat without having to worry whether or not they will fall out.
The professionals with Smile Time Dental will be happy to go over the pros and cons of both dentures and dental implants and help you make the best possible choice. Schedule an appointment today by sending a text to 281-245-0711.