Missing teeth can be not just embarrassing, but inconvenient and even uncomfortable. Whether they were lost due to decay, an accident, or periodontal disease, dentures, and dental implants are two great options for restoring the missing teeth. If you’re trying to decide on which procedure is best for you, here’s some information on both.
Dentures are a well-known solution for restoring missing teeth. They are a set of false teeth that can replace either an entire line of missing teeth (full dentures) or only a section (partials). They can fit on the upper line of teeth, the lower, or both.Pros
Dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone where they fuse with the bone. An artificial tooth, usually a crown, is then fixed to the post to allow functionality. Once in place, and the posts have fused successfully to the bone (through a process called osseointegration), dental implants can be used as natural teeth.Pros
Dentists may recommend the use of dental implants over dentures because of the benefits of a wider range of use and support for the bone structure. However, you will be able to discuss your options with your dentist and, together, decide on which is more suitable for you.