Dentures are removable dental device that is used to replace missing teeth. It helps restore your smile, improve your ability to chew food, and improve your speech. Dentures consist of a natural-looking denture base, which is either made from resin or porcelain, and natural-looking denture teeth. Dentures are custom-crafted by your dentist to fit your mouth, so they are comfortable and secure.
Dental implants are one of the best restorative dental treatments available today. They mimic the natural look, feel, and function of your teeth. Once in place, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Implants consist of three parts. First, dental implants are surgically placed into your jawbone. Second, a metal rod attaches to the implant. Finally, the replacement tooth or crown is attached to the implant rod.
If you have missing teeth, then you’ve probably asked yourself, “Which is better—dentures or implants?” Both options have their pros and cons.
Implants are the better option when:
- You have good bone in the jaw.
- You are healthy enough to undergo surgery.
- You have enough healthy teeth to serve as posts for the implant.
- You don’t want a denture.
Dentures and implants are both great options for restoring your smile. Your dentist will design a treatment plan based on your needs and goals. Once you’ve decided which treatment is right for you, your dentist can design your treatment.
Getting a second opinion is an important tool for ensuring you get the best possible treatment for yourself. When deciding on any treatment, you should always consult with your dentist. Taking your dental needs into account, your dentist will recommend a treatment based on your specific situation. If you have questions, ask your dentist.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Kansas City, KS, to have a consultation with our dentists, Dr. Moreno and Dr. Tejada. Please call us at (913) 647-1900 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.