Different configurations of dentures and dental implants to replace missing teeth

Dental Implants vs. Dentures

April 22, 2022 4:47 pm

Are you ready to replace your missing teeth and restore your smile? There are many options for tooth replacement. In this blog post, we explore two such options: dentures and dental implants.

Full & Partial Dentures

Whether you’re missing a few teeth or many teeth, dentures can be utilized to replace a partial or full arch of teeth. These dental prostheses mimic the appearance of natural teeth and gums. Traditional removable dentures are designed to fit snugly on the gum line, are held in place with an extra-strength denture adhesive, and require daily soaking and cleaning. Dentures are usually a budget-friendly tooth replacement option for patients.

Dental Implants

Getting dental implants is a truly permanent tooth replacement option. Dental implants consist of small titanium rods that are surgically implanted into the jawbone. They are made from a biocompatible material so, over time, they actually fuse with the jawbone. After the patient has time to heal from the implant surgery, realistic-looking tooth restorations are crafted to attach to the implant(s).

Implants can be utilized for single or multi-tooth replacement using dental crowns, bridges, or dentures. One of the benefits of implants is that the replacement teeth will stay securely in place and won’t shift at all. Implants also allow for bone-building cells in your jawbone to be stimulated by chewing forces, which helps to prevent bone loss.

Tooth Replacement in Bolivar, MO

Wondering which tooth replacement option is right for you? This will depend on a variety of factors unique to your situation, such as your budget, smile goals, oral health, jawbone density, and more. At Bolivar Smiles Dentistry, we offer dentures and dental implants and can help you determine which treatment path best suits your needs.

Our expert team would be thrilled to help you get back to a beautiful, fully-functioning smile! Please contact us today to schedule your tooth replacement consultation.

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