Dental Implants Vs Dentures

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If you have one or more missing teeth, then you may be looking at your options when it comes to returning your smile to its previous, perfect self. Most people look at either getting dental implants or dentures. While there are advantages (and some downsides) to both, in general, dental implants are generally considered to be the better option. In this blog, we'll take a closer look at why you may prefer to get dental implants rather than dentures.

Look more Natural

You're not just receiving dental treatment to replace the tooth you've lost. You're getting it to look your best, too. For that to happen, you'll need whatever treatment you're getting to look natural. In fact, it shouldn't look like you've had any treatment at all. While dentures aren't an instant giveaway, they lack the natural look of dental implants. And not only do they look more natural, but they also feel more so, too. Indeed, after you've received treatment from a dental implant specialist, you'll likely have forgotten that you ever had anything other than a perfect smile: your new teeth will happily live alongside your own teeth.

More Permanent

If you're going to spend the time, money, and energy to improve your smile, then you want to make sure that it's going to be worth it. You want any treatment your receive to last for a long time. On this front, dental implants are much better than dentures -- they feel like a permanent addition to your mouth, rather than something that'll break or need to be replaced in a few years time. Indeed, they feel more permanent because that's just what they are -- the process of dental implants involves permanently fusing the implant to the bone. Because dentures are removable, it's more likely that there'll be damage (when removed) and that it'll sit slightly off.

Better Chewing

Your teeth aren't just there to make your smile all the more dazzling. They also help to, you know, eat, and that means that, before you get any dental treatment, you need to keep in mind how it's going to affect your ability to chew. Dental implants, because they feel like natural teeth, typically give patients no problems when it comes to eating, Dentures can sometimes come a little bit loose -- but even if they don't, it can feel like they might, which can make enjoying a meal all the more difficult, especially when eating out in public. With dental implants, you'll have no such worries.

Custom Fit

Because the underlying advantage of dental implants is they're made with the patient's individual mouth in mind. This isn't always the case with dentures. As such, when you get dental implant treatment, you can rest assured that it's going to feel natural. They were made just for you, and that means that they'll feel better and give you additional confidence in your smile.