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Dentures Versus Implants: What’s Better?

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Deciding Between Dentures and Implants

When you’re missing teeth, you can face a number of problems, including an increased risk for decay that in turn can create or exacerbate chronic health issues, and difficulty eating and speaking. To avoid these issues, you will want to take measures to restore your mouth — typically with dentures or dental implants.

However, since each treatment has its own set of pros and cons, it’s important to do your research and speak to your dentist about which option is best for you.

What are Dentures?

Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and gum tissue. Partial dentures cover specific areas of your mouth when you still have most of your natural teeth and are typically held in place by crowns or clasps. Complete dentures cover the whole arch of your mouth when you no longer have most of your natural teeth and sit directly on top of your gums.

Why Choose Dentures

Dentures are a non-invasive solution to restore both tooth and gum loss. Unlike some other restorative treatments, they do not require additional procedures in order to be placed in your mouth, making them a viable option for most patients.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are appliances that are secured into your jaw bone and covered by a crown to provide a stable, long-term replacement for tooth loss. You can receive a single implant to replace a lost tooth or a full arch to replace multiple lost teeth. Once installed in your jaw, implants look and feel just like your natural teeth.

Why Choose Dental Implants

Dental implants are the most secure, long-term option for replacing missing teeth. Since they are made of durable material, as long as you properly care for them, the same as you would your regular teeth, they can last a lifetime and provide you with a full smile that looks and feels entirely natural.

Dental Implants in New York and New Jersey

When you need to resolve missing teeth, it’s essential to take action right away to avoid bacteria buildup and further oral health complications.

The team at ProHEALTH Dental offers restorative treatments to improve your mouth’s functionality and health. If you opt for implants, you’ll be happy to know that our surgical and restorative team works hand-in-hand under the same roof, resulting in a seamless continuity of implant restoration care for our patients.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation!

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