The differences between Dentures and Implants

Either as a result of trauma or decay, periodically it is necessary for a dentist to remove anything from one to all a patients teeth. When this happens it is necessary to replace the missing teeth and the dentist has two basic options which they can offer the patient; removable dentures or dental implants in Middleton, MA. Of course both options need consideration but there are a number of significant differences between the two that, based on the circumstances, makes one better than the other. If you are faced with this situation it begs you to take time and investigate the differences and then decide which approach suits you best.

Of course the first thing that comes to mind is the obvious; dentures are designed to be removed and implants in Middleton, MA are designed to be permanent. A denture, regardless of whether it is for the upper teeth or lower teeth consists of a molded piece that fits snuggly over the gums and palate of the wearer, this molded component is fitted with synthetic teeth. The entire appliance is held firmly in place with a form of dental adhesive. The dental adhesive not only stops the denture from slipping or coming loose, it also acts as a barrier between the denture and the roof of the mouth and gums which provides some protection against irritation.

Dental implants on the other hand are permanently embedded into the jawbone and they are not removable, they are as solid as natural teeth. An implant is close to a real tooth in appearance and feel; they require no fixative to maintain a hold. A dental implant can be maintained the same as natural teeth by brushing and flossing. If the issue is convenience, implants are far superior to a removable denture.

There is a perception that dental implants cost far more than a denture, there is little truth to this. Yes, there is a cost differential but when the cost of a well made set of dentures is compared to implants, the cost difference is not as great as many people think. The decision to have either dentures or implants in Middleton, MA is one that is best made by talking to your dentist, taking a long term view that takes everything into account, not just cost.

Josephine Pandolfo, DMD offers dental implants treatment to replace your missing teeth and regain your confident smile in Middleton, MA.

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