Having missing teeth can affect your life in many ways. Not only does it affect your ability to get adequate nutrition, it also affects your self-confidence, your relationships, and your career. When it comes time to replace missing teeth, you want to choose the best option for your budget and needs. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of dentures and dental implants so that you can make the right choice for you.
The average dentures last about ten years, then have to be replaced. Some people find that their dentures do not even last that long. On the other hand, dental implants last much longer. In fact, there is no evidence that dental implants will ever have to be replaced or redone, although occasionally a crown may need to be replaced or repaired.
A full or partial denture is much less expensive than dental implants, especially if you are replacing all of your teeth. Dental implants are definitely an investment, but it is an investment that gives you a lifelong natural smile. If you are able to afford dental implants, you may be more comfortable with them than with dentures.
Comfort and Naturalness
Having dentures or partial dentures in your mouth can seem very uncomfortable and unnatural. After all, you are keeping a foreign object in your mouth constantly throughout the day. Dental implants feel more natural and appear more natural because they are individual teeth in your mouth, just as your original teeth were. This can make eating and speaking much more natural with dental implants.
If you have a lot of missing teeth and are looking for ways to restore your smile, contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment. We can discuss your options and help you make the right choice for you. Contact us today for an appointment.