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Dental Implants vs. Dental Dentures

Implant supported dentures in Tigard, OR.When it comes to tooth replacement, we at Richard Whipple, DDS have you covered! We offer a wide variety of tooth replacement options so that you will always have a great option for replacing your teeth. Right now, the two main tooth replacement options are dental implants and full dentures and partial dentures. Both of these options can replace single teeth, or multiple teeth, and even a full arch of teeth. Both dentures and dental implants have their advantages and disadvantages. Read on to learn more about how dentures and dental implants stack up against each other!

What are Dentures?

Dentures are removable tooth replacement options. If we are replacing a single tooth or a row of missing teeth we can use a partial denture, which is held in place with wires and clasps. If we are replacing a full arch of missing teeth, we can use a full denture, which is held in place using denture adhesive. Dentures are crafted out of a hard acrylic and are made to mimic the look of real teeth and the base of your gums.

Advantages of Dentures

Dentures have the advantage of being a low-cost, high-value solution to tooth loss. The entire process to receive dentures takes only a couple weeks before you receive the final product and can begin using your new prosthesis.

Disadvantages of Dentures

Dentures provide you with almost no long-term oral health benefit. Because they are removable, you must take them out to clean them and at night while you sleep. Dentures do force some dietary restrictions on you, things that are crisp, or hard can be extremely difficult to chew. You will likely need to have new dentures made every few years, depending on how well you take care of them. Denture care requires some extra steps that some may find annoying.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are permanent tooth replacement options that are surgically placed into the bone of your jaw. Dental implants can replace single teeth, a dental bridge, and even a full arch tooth replacement option. Dental implants offer the patient a way to replace their missing teeth with prosthetic teeth that look and act just like their natural teeth.

Advantages of Dental Implants

Dental implants can provide you with huge oral health benefits because they effectively replace the roots of your missing teeth. By replacing the roots of your natural teeth with dental implant posts, we can encourage bone growth in your jaw (known as osseointegration) so that your oral health can begin rebounding. Dental implants can last you a lifetime if you take care of them properly, and you can take care of them the same way you took care of your natural teeth, with a toothbrush and floss.

Disadvantages of Dental Implants

The dental implant placement process can take a long time and be costly when compared to dentures. Because dental implants are surgically placed into your jaw, significant recovery time is often needed.

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