So, you’ve been thinking about options for replacing your missing or damaged teeth? Well, you’ve come to the right place, because we’re going to talk about some of the options you have to get your smile back. And, anyone who knows anything about tooth replacement knows you won’t just get your smile back, you’ll get your voice, health, and life back.
There are two main options to go forward with. One could get dental implants or dentures. Both of these can be great options for missing or decaying teeth, because there isn’t one definitive right choice since everyone is different.
Hopefully this article will help you decide which option is right for you.
Information About Dentures
Think about dentures. What did you see? A stereotypical grandma’s drugstore dentures sitting in a glass of cleaning solution? Well if you did, you’ll be pleased to know that dentures have come a long way since the time of bedside cleaning and midspeech slip outs.
Modern dentures, like those fitted at Cirocco Dental are made from the best materials for your mouth. They are built to last and fitted to your specific mouth structure so that they don’t slip out or cause any fumbling in your speech.
The way this works is with impressions of your mouth. We model off of these impressions and ensure a perfect fit. Whether your getting a complete denture or a partial denture you need to be properly fitted otherwise you will suffer discomfort and potentially embarrassment.
Dentures Pros and Cons
The first major pro of dentures from a patient standpoint is that they are simple. Getting them is painless, easy, and relatively inexpensive when compared to some other restorative options. Another pro is that modern dentures made custom by a professional is that they aren’t obvious. Most people won’t notice that your wearing dentures.
A big con for dentures is that they aren’t very natural feeling. You don’t remove your natural teeth, but dentures aren’t permanent. This obviously makes them feel a bit unnatural, and it leaves many feeling unsatisfied. Another con is that their functionality isn’t as good as teeth anchored into the jawbone — natural teeth and implants.
Dentures are certainly better today then they were in the past, but they aren’t you best option for tooth replacement.
Information About Dental Implants
If you’re not sure about dentures and want to explore an alternative that could prove far more beneficial here you go. Dental implants. Sounds a little scary, we know. Implants might not sound that great when you think about the titanium screws attached to your jawbone, but if you’re serious about getting your teeth — and everything that comes with them — back then this is the definitive option for you.
Patients may want implants for a myriad of reasons, but here are some of the most common:
- They’re looking for a permanent tooth replacement solution. They’re tired of the fixes that don’t really fix anything and they want something that will truly give them their life back.
- They’re tired of being embarrassed of their teeth and want to be able to smile without holding back. Not only that, but they want to be able to speak properly without the hindrance of damaged teeth.
- The missing teeth have caused facial sagging on one side, and patients know that implants can do a great deal to help solve this problem.
The basic draw of implants is that they are a permanent solution that really mimics the feeling of natural teeth.
Dental Implants Pros and Cons
The biggest con that patients might find with dental implants is the cost. Dental implants do cost more than dentures, but that cost is really just more upfront. Overtime with dentures you will wind up paying for cleaning solutions, adhesives, repairs, replacements, and more. Implants are a one time cost as long as you take care of them properly. Care is as simple as taking care of natural teeth: it’s just important to be diligent.
Another con is that this is a surgery. While this isn’t something you have to be worried about, we have to mention it as many do have a fear of being put under.
The biggest pro for dental implants is that they are permanent. Implants are the closest thing to natural teeth. This is a lifelong solution that will give you confidence, comfort, and a fantastic smile