Dental Implants vs Dentures
Are you among the almost 70% of 35 to 44-year-old individuals who are missing one or more teeth? You may be looking for a way to replace your lost tooth, or teeth. The longer you wait, the more your jaw deteriorates, especially if you are missing more than one tooth. Among your options are dental implants and dentures, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.
Implants are generally better for your oral health because the titanium post becomes the new root and prevents the jawbone from deteriorating. Dentures sit on top of the gums and don’t stimulate the jawbone, which can lead to bone loss. Implants feel and look just like your natural teeth. You can keep eating all your favorite foods, care for them just like your natural teeth, and nobody will be able to tell they are artificial. Dentures may not always stay in place; they are also less discreet and require extra care to make them last. With adequate care, dentures can last 7 to 15 years, whereas implants can last 20 to 25 years.
Dentures are more budget-friendly, especially if you have more than one missing tooth. The cost of multiple dental implants can add up fast. Implants also require invasive surgery and more than 6 months of recovery time, while dentures don’t involve any surgery and the procedure is much quicker.
Each person’s smile is different. The best way to know which option is better for you is to consult your dentist. Visit Aspen Dental, and we will help you make the best choice for you.