When it’s time to replace missing teeth, deciding between dentures and implants can be a tough decision. Both procedures have their pros and cons, and both are effective at restoring smiles. However, personal preference and a few other factors will determine the best course of action to take.
With that in mind, let’s look at the pros and cons both procedures offer.
Dentures get a bad rap, but the truth is they can be incredibly effective at restoring lost teeth. If you’ve lost your teeth due to severe tooth decay you likely don’t have the gum or jaw strength necessary to receive implants. In this case, dentures are the best bet.
While dentures look, feel, and work like real teeth, they do require more maintenance than implants.
Implants are simply titanium screws inserted into your gums and covered with a ceramic crown. Implants are getting more popular because they’re easy to insert into your mouth and look more realistic than dentures. However, you do need healthy gums and a healthy jaw as well if you want implants. There has to be healthy tissue and bone to anchor the titanium post to, or else the implants won’t work.
If you need teeth replaced but aren’t sure what method is best for your needs, call us today at 773-947-4665 to see what we can do to help improve your smile and give you your teeth back.