The dentists at Vassey Dental Partners offer several options for the replacement of missing teeth to restore your optimal oral health in their Peachtree City, GA dentist office. The best treatment for you will depend on your oral health needs, cosmetic goals, and budget. We will evaluate your gums and teeth and present you with all of your treatment options. will explain the pros and cons of each treatment and how they will benefit you.
A dental implant is made of a post that is surgically implanted into your jaw bone and then capped with a dental crown. Dentures are a set of artificial teeth that are not permanent and require a lot of extra care. We will often recommend dental implants over dentures or implant-secured dentures because they last longer and have a more natural-looking result. Call (770) 487-5346 or schedule an appointment online to replace missing teeth today.
Dental Implants and Dentures: Factors
There are several factors for patients to consider before making a decision about restorative treatment, such as:
If you’re missing a tooth or multiple teeth, that gap can actually cause additional bone loss and deterioration in your jawbone. We recommend dental implants over dentures because they are the only option for missing teeth that stimulates the jaw bone which helps stimulate bone growth. This will prevent bone loss.
Missing teeth can cause facial sagging. Both dentures and dental implants will help keep the natural shape of your face and lower jaw area. But dental implants look more like natural teeth when compared to dentures. They can also be color-matched to natural teeth.
Dentures cost significantly less than dental implants upfront. But dentures will also need to be replaced, realigned, or rebased over time. This cost can add up depending on the wear and tear. Dental implants cost more but are a permanent solution.
Fit and Comfort
Some dentures require messy adhesive. Also, dentures may be a bit uncomfortable because they may cover a large portion of your mouth with plastic depending on the type of dentures you need. Dentures will deliver about a 30-40% normal chewing function. Dental implants will deliver a perfectly normal chewing function. Oftentimes, dentures may slip around or may not fit correctly leaving you with the worry of falling out.