Are you having trouble deciding if dentures or implants are best for you?

Are you having trouble deciding if dentures or implants are best for you?

October 22, 2018

Have you recently lost a tooth and are desperately trying to figure out the best way to replace your missing tooth? This is a decision most will have to face at some point in their life. Our team at Quad Dental want to help you find the best possible solution for your personal situation. Most patients will decide between two popular options: dentures and implants. Continue reading on to learn the pros and cons to both of these options and figure out which is best for your smile.

Dentures

  • Benefits of getting dentures. Dentures are easily adjustable if needed. Over time the shape may change and modifications are easily done. They are an affordable option and do not require any type of surgery to complete. Dentures can be made to resemble the natural appearance of your other teeth for a discreet finish. They also help to keep the structure of your teeth and eliminate the risk of shifting teeth.
  • Drawbacks of getting dentures. Dentures may weaken other teeth over time and are easily breakable if dropped. They need to be regularly cleaned and cannot be worn during the night. If they are not secured, then they have a high risk of slipping and moving. Not all foods are suitable to eat with the use of dentures and they may require replacements in the future.

Implants

  • Benefits of getting dental implants. Dental implants are a lasting solution that can survive for around 15 years. They help to preserve the natural bone and prevent damage to the gum tissue. After placement, they simply need to be taken care of like your natural teeth do. They are firmly secure with no risk of falling out or slipping.
  • Drawbacks of getting dental implants. Implants tend to be more expensive in terms of restorations. Most clinic offer payment plans to make implants a reality for patients. They also require extensive surgery that poses it’s own set of risks.

Are you more inclined to wear dentures or get implants? Set up your consultation with us today!