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27 Oct

Dental implants vs Removable dentures


There is no need to go through life with missing teeth! We offer excellent alternatives to ensure that you have the best smile. Dental implants and dentures are two of the most common options for replacing any missing teeth. Dentures are false teeth that are a good option for when you have missing teeth. However, it is essential to note that they are not ideal for everyone. Dental implants, on the other hand, are implants that are surgically placed in your jawbone, where they serve as a replacement for the missing teeth. 

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What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a long-term solution for replacing missing teeth. An implant is a replacement tooth surgically implanted into your jawbone to replace the natural roots of the tooth completely. Your dentist will essentially place metal screws in your jawbone, which acts like the root of your teeth and supports the artificial replacement teeth such as bridges or crowns. Dental implants act as a permanent substitute to the natural roots of your teeth. They can be used to replace one tooth or an entire arch of teeth. 

Although dental implants are not susceptible to decay, you shouldn’t throw away your oral hygiene routine! Thorough oral care should continue to be your top priority and is necessary to ensure the health of the implant and the surrounding gums. 

What are dentures? 

Dentures are removable false teeth. They are usually made of acrylic or a combination of metal and acrylic. They usually fit quite snug over the gums, which is why they are a widely used replacement for multiple missing teeth. They also eliminate some of the potential problems caused by gaps. If your dentures are not secured with denture adhesive, they might slip out of place while you are eating or speaking. Partial dentures may also increase the risk of infection or decay if they are not fitted properly. 

Dentures are a quick and cheaper alternative to dental implants. Unlike dental implants, the procedure for fitting dentures is non-invasive. 

Just like dental implants, your dentures need to be cleaned impeccably every day. They can easily be maintained by brushing and flossing twice a day, the same way you would with natural teeth. 

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Which treatment is best for me?

Although both dentures and implants have pros and cons, dentures may be the best option for people whose gums and jaw are weak or unhealthy. This is because dental implants require sufficient gum and bone density to hold the implant screw securely.

If you are missing teeth due to gum disease, tooth decay, or an accident, and your gums and jaw are healthy, you may benefit from a dental implant. Dental implants are often very popular for people with only one or two missing teeth.

Generally, as long as your gums and jaw are healthy, they can support several replacement teeth.

Book a consultation with us today at Maida Smiles Dental Clinic to find out what option is best for your circumstances. Our highly trained dentists will examine your teeth and recommend the best treatment to replace your missing teeth.