Dental Implants Versus Dentures: What You Need To Know

As dental professionals, we know that individuals have unique needs, especially when it comes to replacement of teeth that have been removed. While there are several options that fulfill the same purpose, the options, like dental implants and dentures, are very different.

We offer both dental implants and dentures, but we try to make sure that our patients understand the differences between the two options and which of the two is best for the individual patient’s needs.

Dentures are an option for an individual who does not want to undergo a surgical procedure. We offer full and partial dentures, created through a unique denture process. Our denture fitting process means that patients can get their custom dentures more quickly and with less discomfort than in the past.

We also offer a denture/implant hybrid, called snap-on dentures. These dentures are supported by dental implants and give a patient a better looking smile, a more enjoyable chewing experience and a more natural look than some conventional dentures.

When it comes to dental implants, we believe that these often make chewing easier and can restore most of an individual’s ability to chew. Implants are often used when an individual has tired of removable dentures and wants a better experience, because implants offer ease in chewing with no pressure on the gums. Dental implant patients report an improved self-esteem and self-confidence as well.

“When missing teeth are treated early you have the benefit of avoiding more complicated treatment caused by advanced bone loss,” states Jay Elliott, D.D.S. “Dental implants help my patients restore the look, feel and function of their natural teeth.”

With dental implants, patients are able to enjoy a greater variety of foods. Additionally, dental implants can be used to solve different dental problems. For example, implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth instead of using a traditional bridge. They can also be placed to support an entire bridge where the natural teeth are missing, or they can be used to give the patient a better fitting denture so they can eliminate the problems traditionally associated with dentures. Best of all, you’ll be able to smile more naturally and be comfortable in normal activities such as talking, laughing, smiling and eating.

If you need information on the options to replace missing teeth or are ready for a consultation, come to New Teeth Dental Solutions and we can help you love your smile again. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 713-644-4331.