The differences between dentures and dental implants

As a result of trauma or decay it is often necessary for a dentist to extract one or more of a patient’s natural teeth. Of course, when teeth are missing it is necessary to replace them, when this becomes a necessity the dentist has two basic options to offer the patient. The options are removable dentures, either partial or complete and Roseville dental implants. Both options are valid but as there are a number of important differences the patient, based on certain circumstances, needs to be aware of what they are in order to understand which the better choice is. If, as a patient, you are faced with this situation you must take the time that is necessary to investigate these differences and then decide which solution is best for you.

The first thing that comes to mind is the most obvious; dentures are designed to be taken out of the mouth while Roseville dental implants are designed to be permanent. A denture, either upper or lower consists of a molded piece that is made to fit snugly over the gums and palate, this molded component is fitted with synthetic teeth. The denture is usually held in place with a combination of suction and dental adhesive. Dental adhesive stops the plate from slipping or coming loose while eating or talking, it also acts as a “shock absorber” between the denture and the roof of the mouth which provides some degree of protection against rubbing and irritation.

On the other hand, Roseville dental implants are firmly and permanently implanted into the jawbone, dental implants are not removable, they are every bit as solid and functional as natural teeth. A tooth implant is very close in appearance and feels like a real tooth, they do not require any fixative and after a short time the person forgets they have them. A dental implant is maintained in the same way that natural teeth are, just the usual brushing a flossing. Nothing beats an implant for convenience, they are far superior to a denture.

It is thought by many that dental implants are far more expensive than a denture, there is little truth to this. Granted, there is a cost differential but when the cost of a well made denture is compared to the benefits of a tooth implants the differential becomes quite negligible. The decision whether or not to have dentures or tooth implants is one which is best made in consultation with your dentist; it is important that you take the long term view, taking everything into account, not just cost.

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