Dentures vs Dental Implants

If you are experiencing major dental problems and are worried, embarrassed, or depressed about them, don’t be discouraged; there are many options available for you. Two of the most popular are dental implants and dentures. What is the difference between the two? We will go over that with you and the benefits of each, so let’s get started.

Dentures vs. Dental Implants

The main difference between dentures and dental implants is that dental implants are titanium post placed in your jaw replacing your tooth roots with an abutment placed on top of it a crown is placed to replace your tooth.

Dentures are removable prosthetic devices supported by the soft and hard tissues of your gums. Once you have dental implants, you floss and brush them like you would regular teeth, and with dentures, you take them out for maintenance, such as brushing and other solutions. Dental implants also look more realistic than dentures because of the improvements of technology available today.

Dentures

They are a set of removable teeth that you can either obtain in a partial or full denture. The most significant advantage of dentures over dental implants is that they are less expensive. Dentures are a low-cost alternative that most can easily afford. They can benefit all ages, but especially older people who have lost most or all of their teeth and don’t have enough healthy teeth or bone structure. You will also remove them at night while sleeping since you may feel more comfortable not having them in. Dentures will improve your self-esteem since you will no longer feel embarrassed about having missing teeth. However, using dentures over a long period of time will cause you suffer from bone loss around where the teeth previously were.

Dental Implants

The major convenience of dental implants is that they are a more permanent solution. Dentures may need to be refitted or adjusted over the years; dental implants do not. In other words, it’s just like having your natural teeth back. It’s easier to care for them. Cleaning for your dental implants is as simple as brushing and flossing your teeth without having to remove them at night or using a paste or adhesive for them to be in your mouth. They are also so secure that you won’t even notice they’re not even real. Dental Implants feel like and resemble the natural teeth you used to have, and they may even look better. You will also be able to eat the foods you want without worrying about mobility or instability that you may experience with dentures. Dental implants also protect the bone structure and prevent your remaining teeth from becoming mobile or shifting in your mouth. Most importantly, and similar to the first option mentioned above with dentures, implants allow you to have confidence and provide you with the ability to have a great smile that no one has to know your teeth aren’t natural.

If you would like to find out more about our Dental Implant treatments book a consult with our dentists today. We have over 20 years combined Australian Dental experience. We also have the latest dental technology and dental treatment techniques.

Disclaimer: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, we encourage you to discuss these matters with a dental professional.