Choosing Dental Implants or Dentures
If you are facing the loss of one or more adult teeth, or you have already suffered a loss, you are probably wondering about your options in restorative dentistry. While you might leap to the conclusion that your issues can be addressed only through dentures (either full or partial), have you also considered dental implants? At L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts in Washington DC, we can help patients navigate their way through the many choices in restorative dentistry, including finding an answer to the question of dental implants or dentures.
Your Choices In Replacing Missing Teeth
As your preferred dentist in Washington DC, we emphasize your optimal oral health. This is why we want all of our patients to consider every potential solution to the loss of one or more teeth. While dentures are a classic and completely viable answer, they do have a few disadvantages when compared to dental implants and implant dentistry.
Let’s take a few moments to itemize how our dental implants specialist might offer you a superior solution to the question of dental implants or dentures.
Implants replace an entire tooth, including the roots.
This supports long term health and stability in the jaw and gum. It holds the teeth in place and protects the natural bite.
Dental implants are permanent
With dentures, you may have to replace them every five to ten years. Implants last indefinitely and require little more than good oral hygiene and regular checkups.
If asking yourself dental implants or dentures, you may have to concern yourself with the amount of jaw available. Fortunately, you don’t have to stick with dentures even if you have inadequate bone. This is because bone grafts are an option as part of the treatment.
While we are not advocating for one over the other, if it comes down to a real choice over dental implants or dentures, there are some advantages to implants. However, dentures are also a high tech solution that allow you to use your mouth to the fullest degree possible. You can look, speak and eat like you have always done and rely on dentures for decades.
Have You Made the Choice Between Dentures and Dental Implants? Schedule Your Appointment
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