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Dentures vs Dental Implants
Fort Smith, AR


Woman holding a set of dentures from Classic Smiles in Ocoee, FLIt can be understandably distressing when you lose a tooth or multiple teeth. However, you have multiple tooth replacement options, including dental implants, dentures, and a dental bridge.

At Classic Smiles, Dr. Susanne I. Baaqee, D.M.D. and Dr. Mikal Baaqee, D.D.S. offer all of these tooth replacement treatments. Choosing the right treatment depends on multiple factors, including preference, jawbone health, price, and more.

Dental Implants vs. Dentures: Which One Should You Pick?


What Are Dentures?


Dentures are removable devices used to replace missing teeth and some gum tissue. They consist of a pink, gum-hued acrylic base that supports the denture teeth. They might include a lightweight metal framework for extra support and strength. You can choose complete dentures or partial dentures. The former replaces all of the teeth in the lower or upper jaw or both jaws and rests on your gums. The latter is used to fill in gaps when some natural teeth remain. They are supported by clasps that go around existing teeth. Alternatively, we can attach them with precision attachments fitted onto your crowns.

Benefits of Dentures


•  More affordable compared to dental implants
•  Can be used in patients with gum and bone loss
•  Non-invasive fitting procedure
•  Relatively quick manufacturing process

Downsides to Dentures


•  Adjustment or replacement becomes necessary down the line as your gum and face structure changes
•  Can be a bit uncomfortable and take some getting used to
•  Initially, you might experience difficulty chewing and speaking and increased salivation
•  Will require daily care as infections might occur around the gums and mouth if proper care is not taken

What Are Dental Implants?


Dental implants are titanium inserts fixed into the jawbone. They replicate the roots of your natural teeth and offer a permanent solution to replace missing teeth. The implant bonds firmly with your jawbone to create an anchor that holds the replacement tooth. They can be used to replace single or multiple teeth. Implants can help maintain your jaw structure and last a lifetime, making them more durable than a dental bridge.

Benefits of Dental Implants


•  Incredibly long-lasting
•  A success rate of more than 95%
•  Easy to care for
•  Preserve facial structure and jawbone integrity
•  Act like regular teeth

Downsides of Dental Implants


•  Costlier than dentures
•  Require healthy gums and bones to fix the implant; not everyone is a candidate

Difference in Maintenance of Dental Implants and Dentures


Dental implants require the same care as your natural teeth. Your dentists, Dr. Susanne I. Baaqee, D.M.D. and Dr. Mikal Baaqee, D.D.S., will tell you to brush twice a day with a soft-bristle brush, floss daily, and come to Classic Smiles for regular check-ups.

However, when it comes to dentures, you must remove them and soak them in a special cleaning solution or water while you sleep. You must also remove them after eating and brush them daily. You will have to brush the bits of adhesive from your gums.

Dental Implants vs. Dentures – Which is the Better Choice?


Here are some factors you should consider before choosing between dental implants and dentures:
•  Consider your age; dental implants are a better option for younger individuals
•  Your bone density will play a key role; if you have insufficient bone material, you will not be a candidate for implants
•  Consider comfort and chewing efficiency
•  Think of hygiene; if you cannot care for dentures effectively, choose implants
•  Consider the price and go over your insurance plan
•  Consider durability

If you want to make the right choice between dental implants and dentures, call us at (407) 378-0139 for an expert consultation.
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