Having one or more missing teeth can bring a host of problems. Depending on the location of the missing tooth or teeth, it could be more visible to others than you would prefer. Eating may be difficult, and even talking may bring challenges. You have probably heard of dentures as a possible means to address this situation, but your friend mentioned visiting a Leesburg dentist to get dental implants. Could they be a better option for you? What are the main differences between dentures and dental implants?
Dentures are designed to fill in partial or full gaps in your teeth. They are created in a way to blend in with any existing teeth you have, and you use an adhesive of some sort to hold them against your gums, so they stay in place. You need to remove them for proper cleaning.
Dental implants, on the other hand, are implemented surgically. They are attached to your jaw or gum, allowing for dental crowns to be attached. They are not able to be removed; they are designed to be permanent, which means you can generally use your same oral hygiene routine, and the implants will be well-cared-for.
Dental implants cost more upfront than dentures. But in the long-term, if you consider care items such as cleaning solutions and adhesives, as well as replacement costs as they deteriorate, dentures can sometimes end up costing more as a whole.
Dentures are intended to be replaced every few years, even with excellent care and attention. But if given proper attention, such as you should give to all your natural teeth, dental implants can be a solution that lasts your entire life.
If you’d like to learn more about dental implants as an option for your missing teeth, contact Cascades Dental for Dental Health for a consultation today.
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