Whether you’re missing a few or all your teeth, your life is affected. There are certain things you can’t eat anymore and even how you speak can change. Feeling self-conscious about your smile is also common. Thankfully, there are tooth replacements options like dentures and dental implants. Which one should you choose?
Dentures are much more comfortable than they used to be. If you’re missing most or all your teeth, traditional dentures are a common fix. They are removable and bonded to your gums with a sealant. Partial dentures are a great option if you’re only missing a few teeth. They can be removable or fixed. A metal clasp supports removable dentures. Fixed partial dentures are supported by the natural teeth you have left or dental implants. Whether you choose partial or complete dentures, we create them using a mold of your mouth. When they’re ready, we’ll do a fitting and make any adjustments. Within 3-4 appointments, you’ll have dentures that are comfortable and functional.
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically implanted in your jawbone. As you heal, the posts fuse into the bone, acting as a tooth root. To replace the actual tooth, we’ll put a crown on top. Dental implants can replace single teeth or all your teeth. Signature Smiles Dental offers same-day implants and All-on-6 implants, which can replace an entire arch of missing teeth. Dr. Salameh is a certified implant and IV sedation dentist, so the implant process will be comfortable. Implants are cared for just like your natural teeth with brushing, flossing, and regular visits to our office.
Which Option is Better?
Should you get dentures or dental implants? It depends on your specific situation. If you want a tooth replacement that’s fixed, dental implants are the closest alternative to real teeth. The process takes longer, however, and if you have weak bone density, you may not be the ideal candidate. In general, dentures are also more affordable than implants, so that’s something to consider, as well. The Signature Smiles Dental team can help you make the right decision. We have offices in Streetsboro and Elyria. If you have any questions or want to set up a consultation for dentures or implants, please contact us!