Here at Atlanta Dental Spa, the two most common types of tooth replacement options chosen are dental implants and dentures. The reason these two options are chosen so frequently is because patients can permanently restore the look, health and function of their smile in just a few short office visits. However, despite the benefits for both options, there are some major differences between these two options. To help our Atlanta, GA patients analyze those differences, we created this list of important comparisons between dentures and dental implants:
Dentures: Denture wearers often experience problems with product discomfort including reports of sores and blisters. The discomfort is largely due to denture movement, product changes over time and long-term repeated rubbing of the product against the mouth and gums.
Dental Implants: Because dental implants are firmly and permanently attached to the jawbone, they do not move or become uncomfortable. In fact, most patients report that their dental implants feel just like their real teeth.
Dentures: Dentures fill in sunken facial features or help smooth premature wrinkles around the mouth. However, regardless of the minor improvements, patients still look like they have artificial teeth and as soon as patients remove their teeth, the same problems still exist.
Dental Implants: Dental implants are very different because they are attached directly to the jawbone. This prevents movement and keeps patients smiling confidently because they know their smile is permanent and looks both natural and attractive.
Dentures: Denture wearers often have trouble eating some types of foods or speaking clearly all the time. Over time, as dentures get looser, the problems can get worse. Adhesives and creams can help, but they do not eliminate the problems completely. Moreover, the inability to chew properly can cause jaw muscles to weaken and the jawbone to deteriorate as the years go by.
Dental Implants: Dental implants are the only tooth replacement alternative that allows normal and proper chewing. And when patients can chew properly, muscle atrophy is reduced and jawbone deterioration is minimized.
Dentures: Dentures last anywhere from five to ten years before they need to be replaced. Additionally, regular maintenance is usually necessary to ensure dentures fit properly.
Dental Implants: Dental implants never need to be replaced and require no extra maintenance. In fact, most patients report that with proper care and maintenance dental implants can last many years beyond dentures.
Dentures: When patients compare the costs of all the options, dentures may be less expensive at the beginning. However, when patients add up the cost of replacement, maintenance, cleaning products and damage to surrounding teeth, dentures quickly become a more expensive long-term investment.
Dental Implants: This option requires less maintenance and can last many years longer than dentures when installed and cared for properly.
Do you live in Atlanta, GA or surrounding areas? Would you like to replace your missing or damaged teeth with an option that provides better function and appearance than dentures? Dentures may be an easier and cheaper tooth replacement option, but most of our patients argue that dental implants are vastly superior in look, feel and function.
If you still have questions about the dental implants process, the benefits or financing options for your new smile, please feel free to read through the rest of our specially designed dental implants website or call our office today. Call us now for your complimentary consultation and get a beautiful new smile today with Atlanta Dental Spa and dental implants.
Atlanta Dental Spa
3189 Maple Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
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