Dental Implants Vs Dentures
Tooth loss is a serious issue that affects every part of your life. It is caused by some different reasons, including gum disease and facial trauma. No matter how you lose your teeth, no matter if they fall out on their own or they need to be extracted, missing teeth need to be replaced. If you are missing several teeth, or even a full arch, you have a few options with dentures or with dental implants. At Susquehanna Oral and Facial Surgery and Dental Implant Center, we can help you to determine the best treatment to meet your specific needs.
What Happens When I Lose Teeth?
Tooth loss is a serious issue that impacts every part of your life. Effects of tooth loss include:
Traditional dentures have been in use for hundreds of years for replacing missing teeth. Dentures, which are removable, consist of acrylic resin teeth set into a rigid, acrylic base. Made from impressions of your mouth, dentures rest directly on your gums, which provide support for your prosthetic teeth. Full dentures replace an entire arch of teeth while partial dentures replace sections of missing teeth.
Benefits and Drawbacks to Traditional Treatment
Benefits of dentures include:
Drawbacks of dentures include:
Dental implants are a modern solution for replacing missing teeth. This unique treatment uses small titanium posts, which are surgically placed into your jawbone, to provide support for your dental restorations. As you heal from the surgical procedure, your jawbone gradually fuses to the posts in a natural process called osseointegration. This process stabilizes the posts in your jaw and turns them into the roots that hold your new teeth firmly in place. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even an entire arch of teeth.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Dental Implants
Dental implants provide several significant benefits, including:
While dental implants provide several significant benefits, they also have a few drawbacks as well.
If you are missing teeth, it is imperative that you seek treatment as soon as possible. Replacing missing teeth restores not only the functions of those missing teeth but your oral health and quality of life as well. For more information, and to schedule your consultation, call Susquehanna Oral and Facial Surgery and Dental Implant Center at (570) 323-1900 today.