Are Dental Implants or Dentures Best for Missing Teeth?

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At Chesterfield Family Dental, we want our patients to know the importance of replacing missing teeth. Some of our most popular options for this are dental implants or dentures. There are several differences between the two procedures, but both are good options for replacing missing teeth in Springfield. Find out if dental implants or dentures are right for you.

Dental Implants Overview

Dental implants are hands down the best procedure for replacing missing teeth due to the many benefits of the procedure. If you are looking for a natural feeling and looking result with amazing benefits, look no further than dental implants at Chesterfield Family Dental. Dental implants consist of a titanium post that is surgically inserted into your jaw to give you a tooth root. Our dentist then attaches a dental crown, bridge or dentures to the dental implant(s) for a permanent and secure tooth replacement. This restoration is permanently secured in your mouth, giving you a very natural resolution.

Dentures Overview

We offer both partial dentures and full dentures to replace missing teeth. Partial dentures are used when not your entire jaw of teeth is missing. Typically, they can be used to replace sections of missing teeth. Full dentures, however, replace an entire jaw of missing teeth. Partials are held in place by surrounding teeth while full dentures are held in with adhesives. Both options help you replace your missing teeth to allow you to eat, speak and smile normally.

Pros and Cons of Dental Implants

There are definitely pros and cons of both dental implants and dentures. Although dental implants are the better solution, there are a few cons. First, dental implants can be quite expensive. Also, not all patients are good candidates. Dental implants require a sufficient amount of bone mass in the jaw and not every patient has that. On the other hand, one of the top pros of dental implants is how secure your restoration is. You never have to worry about your crowns or dentures from falling out because they are secured in your mouth. Dental implants also help you maintain bone mass in your jaw, which helps you maintain a youthful appearance and hold your other teeth in place.

Pros and Cons of Dentures

Although implants are a good restoration, not everyone can afford them. Dentures are an affordable restoration for replacing your missing teeth. Although they are affordable and they can help you restore your smile, there are many cons. First, dentures can be uncomfortable to wear for extended periods of time and they can fall out when eating or speaking. Some patients don’t feel secure with them in. Other drawbacks include the loss of bone mass in your jaw. This contributes to early signs of aging in the face. When it comes to restoring your smile, dentures can give you back functionality and your appearance, but they aren’t the best solution.

Learn More About Dental Implants or Dentures

If you have missing teeth, give Chesterfield Family Dental in Springfield a call to find out if dental implants or dentures are right for you. We can help you weigh the pros and cons of each treatment. Don’t wait, replace your missing teeth now!

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