Dentures Vs Dental Implants: Which Is The Best Choice For You?
At Port Melbourne Dental Care, we offer a range of reliable treatments when it comes to replacing missing teeth, including dentures and dental implants. Looking at restoring your missing teeth and stuck between these two popular options? Here’s a guide that will help you differentiate between the two and make your decision!
Dentures are a relatively speedy treatment that falls on the more affordable side of the spectrum. Be it a partial or full design, this single appliance can restore all your missing teeth in one go.
However, you’ll find that they do require some adjusting when it comes to both speaking and eating. When using dentures, your biting and chewing force will be far less which means you will have to switch to softer textures and smaller pieces of food when eating. The appliance will also have to be relined every few years to fit well to your jaw. On the upside, you don’t need to meet any criteria to be able to get this appliance fitted in!
Dental implants are a more long-term alternative since they’re far more durable in nature. An implant is a titanium screw that imitates the root of your tooth and is secured to a crown in order to function like your natural tooth.
While comparatively more expensive, this treatment is designed to last a lifetime. You need to meet certain criteria to be able to get this treatment, however. Implants require a healthy amount of bone density in order to be securely inserted into your jawbone. If you lack this, a bone graft is also possible, provided you have no active cases of infection or gum disease. Once you get your dental implants, however, after-care is relatively simple. You simply have to brush and floss regularly as you would your natural teeth.
There are several other tooth replacement options available if you’re still uncertain! Simply call PMD today to schedule a consultation and we’ll run through all your options with you.