Dentures vs Dental Implants Ocoee FL
It 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
Downsides to Dentures
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.
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Downsides of Dental Implants
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:
If you want to make the right choice between dental implants and dentures, call us at (407) 378-0139 for an expert consultation.