Choosing between Dental Implants and Dentures
If you are considering dental implants vs dentures, our Boston, MA practice is uniquely qualified to help you make an informed choice. We are a leading provider of prosthodontics such as dentures, but also provide every stage of dental implant placement. We can determine whether implant-supported dentures or traditional dentures are the best fit for your needs, and help you to experience the best possible satisfaction with your choice of treatment.
Dentures can replace all of your teeth, or a large portion of your dental arch. Both full and partial dentures have a plastic base that will match the color of your soft tissues. The base will fit all the way over your gums, and the custom-designed denture will look natural. If you require a partial denture, your prosthetic will also have small metal clasps that will connect to your adjacent teeth, keeping your restoration in place.
Dental implants replace your tooth roots. After your oral surgeon positions the posts in your jawbone, they will fuse with the surrounding bone tissue to provide the ultimate support for a full or partial denture. Just like our traditional dentures, our implant-supported restorations will provide an absolutely natural-looking appearance.
Both removable and implant-supported dentures can restore your ability to bite, chew, and speak. But because implants permanently fuse with your jawbone, they will not allow your denture to slip out of place, helping you to eat any foods you choose, and to enunciate with complete clarity.
No matter which type of restoration you select, your new teeth can improve your oral and systemic health. With a full set of teeth, you will be able to eat a wider range of foods. As a result, your diet can be more varied and nutritious. In addition, a partial denture will prevent your nearby teeth from shifting out of alignment.
An implant-supported dental restoration provides unique benefits for your oral health. The implants will trigger new bone growth by sending restorative signals to your jaw. In this way, your restoration will prevent jaw recession, an altered facial structure, and further tooth loss.
Implant-supported dentures can save you many trips to the dentist, in addition to providing you with greater confidence and satisfaction.
Initially, dental implants will cost more than traditional dentures. Over the long term, however, implants can be a very rewarding investment. With traditional dentures, your jaw will continue to shrink and change shape, and you will need to have your restoration adjusted on a regular basis to accommodate these changes. Although your implants will most likely require a greater out-of-pocket expense than traditional dentures, in the long run, implant-supported dentures can save you many trips to the dentist, in addition to providing you with greater confidence and satisfaction.
When it comes to your quality of life, your smile matters. We are leaders in the field of prosthodontics who feel very strongly about helping each and every patient to experience the best possible benefits of premium dentures, crowns, and bridges. If you are missing teeth, contact us today. We can help you determine which restorative option is best for your needs.