If you are searching for teeth replacement options, it’s likely that you have heard discussion of both dental implants and dentures. Both are valuable treatments for those who have missing teeth, but there are pros and cons to each. Before you decide, we want you to feel informed about what is best for you.
Dentures have been around a long time and many patients use them to replace their teeth. The main benefit of dentures is the low cost, but there are problems that arise with this treatment option. They can feel unnatural and fake, they may move around and must be removed for cleaning. You may be restricted on what you can eat, and they do nothing to preserve the jawbone. While dentures are often less expensive, they are also often less effective.
Implants are designed to be implanted into your jawbone to function exactly as your natural teeth would. A titanium rod is placed in the jaw and acts as the tooth’s root. This stimulates the jawbone to regenerate and ensures that there is no bone loss. Because they are cemented in, there is no danger of them moving or falling out. You can eat what you want and enjoy a stable, strong, secure fit in the jaw.
Implants are also easy to clean. All you must do is brush twice a day, floss once a day and see a dentist in Tampa, FL, regularly for professional cleanings. If you care for your implants correctly, they may never need maintenance or repair. This offsets the upfront cost of the treatment, because rarely do they need a replacement. You save money in the long run by investing right now.
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If you have any questions about teeth replacement options and which one is right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Genninger today. We can determine if you are a good candidate for each treatment and how to get started on your journey to a more confident smile.