Making the Decision About Implants vs. Dentures
If you are in the market for artificial teeth to replace one or more missing natural teeth, there are several different treatment options available to you. Thanks to continued advances in modern dental medicine, artificial teeth are now more sophisticated and reliable than ever before.
One common decision our patients often have to make is the choice between receiving dental implants or complete or partial dentures. Every situation is unique, and the best treatment choice for you may not be the best choice for someone else. At our Springs Family Dental office, Dr. Michael Terveen is prepared to help you determine the best treatment plan for your individual smile.
Below are a few factors to consider when making the decision about dental implants vs. dentures.
- Dental implants are a wonderful choice to replace individual missing teeth. Implants can replace as little as one missing tooth or up to an entire mouth worth of teeth. Because titanium posts are placed directly into the jaw and restored with individual crowns, implants are better than dentures for replacing missing teeth that are spread out throughout the mouth
- Dental implant posts are not removable and will remain in your mouth throughout their lifetime with proper care. Depending on your age and oral health habits, the crowns on your implants may need replacing approximately once each decade
Full or Partial Dentures
- Dentures are available in both full and partial sets. As the names imply, full dentures rest comfortably over your gums and replace an entire row of missing teeth either on the top or bottom of your mouth. Partial dentures can be designed to cover smaller areas of your mouth and are placed around healthy, natural teeth or implants
- Certain types of dentures may be removable, depending on how they are constructed and if they attach to existing structures in your mouth. Dentures may be the better option if you do not wish to wear artificial teeth all of the time
Springs Family Dental is your trusted expert for dentures and dental implants in Colorado Springs, CO. Don’t hesitate to call our office at (719) 634-4805 with additional questions or to schedule a consultation today!