Dentures and dental implants are both great options for replacing teeth and restoring smiles, but the best choice depends on each patient’s situation. Both implants and dentures have benefits, but in many cases, implants are a better choice over dentures.
Dr. Marvin Kaplan’s dental office in Cincinnati helps patients restore their healthy smiles with the best treatment for their needs. We offer one on one consultations for patients who want to discuss dentures or implants as treatment options.
Dental Implants vs. Dentures: Benefits of Each
Dentures have been a treatment used for tooth replacement for a long time. They are full arches of artificial teeth that replace the patient’s missing teeth. Dentures are a lower-cost option than dental implants, but this also comes with more maintenance.
Dental implants, on the other hand, are small titanium posts that are surgically implanted in the jaw. A crown- a false tooth – is secured atop the post, restoring its natural appearance and allowing it to be used for biting and chewing just like natural teeth. Your dentist can mount a complete arch of dentures on four dental implants to support them. This treatment is called implant-secured or implant-supported dentures. These dentures do not require removal for cleaning or any special maintenance.
Implants feel, look, and function the same as natural teeth, won’t change shape or warp over time, and are less likely to break – giving you the natural, low-maintenance effect of natural teeth.
Are Dental Implants Right For Me?
Implants are not ideal for all patients, although they are normally the preferred treatment. Dental implants require the underlying jawbone to be intact, so if you have begun to experience bone loss, you may not be a good candidate for implants. There are treatments for re-growing jawbone, so dental implants aren’t out of the question.
Patients who are missing multiple missing teeth may want to consider implant-supported dentures as a way to preserve jawbone health. Implants actually support the health of the underlying jawbone and facial structure by stimulating bone growth. Removable dentures do not provide this stability and may result in further bone deterioration.
Cosmetic Dentist in Cincinnati
Dr. Kaplan has many years of experience and advanced training in the placement of all types of dental implants. His expertise and artistry has helped many patients get back their smile and confidence after the dental implants procedure in Cincinnati, OH. Schedule your dental implants consultation online or call us at (513) 342-2644 today!