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Dentures and Dental Implants

Replacing natural teeth brings about a number of possibilities in cosmetic dentistry. The two main considerations when looking to address a missing tooth are dentures and dental implants. Dentures are false teeth that are adhered or snapped into the mouth in order to replace the missing tooth, while dental implants are metal, titanium rods that are implanted into the gums and crowned in order to act as a natural tooth. Both are viable options for most patients, but both have advantages and disadvantages.

Dentures are better for some individuals on a number of considerations. First off, dentures are less expensive than dental implants. Dentures do not require extensive oral surgery, nor do they require near as much time-dental implants can take three to six months in order for them to integrate into the gums and bone. Some individuals may not be good candidates for dental implants due to bone shrinkage and issues such as tooth grinding or poor oral health care. In situations like these, dentures may be a better solution for these patients than dental implants.

However, there are benefits to dental implants. They are stronger, permanent, and have more durability than dentures. With some denture materials, individuals may experience an allergic reaction, which would make dental implants a stronger consideration in these situations. Also, dental implants are permanent, unlike dentures that need to be removed every day.

Dental implants and dentures can work together, however, to create implant-supported dentures. The implants can help the individual "clip" their dentures into place and provide more stability to them than standard dental adhesives. Working together, the two may be a great alternative for a patient to consider.

Dr.Pasquier in Miami can help you choose which dental solution is right for your concerns. Call him today to schedule a consultation appointment and find out whether dentures or dental implants can help you restore your smile!

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