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Implants Vs. Dentures
Losing teeth is a big deal. It can occur for some different reasons, including gum disease, facial trauma, and severe gum disease. In addition to a significant impact on the quality of your smile, losing your teeth also has several major effects on the functions of your mouth, your oral health, and your quality of life. The more teeth you lose, the worse the effects. Replacing your teeth is essential. If you are missing numerous teeth, or even a full arch, these missing teeth can be replaced with dentures or implants. The Elmwood Dental Group LLC can help to determine the best solution for you.
Effects of Losing Your Teeth
Tooth loss has many effects on your life. Moreover, the more teeth you lose, the worse the effects become. Common effects of tooth loss include:
Treating Tooth Loss With Dentures
Dentures are a traditional treatment for replacing missing teeth. The dentures we use today are made up of acrylic resin teeth that are set into an acrylic base. The teeth are made to look just like your real teeth, while the base is colored to look exactly like your natural gum tissues. This helps to provide a much more natural appearance than older types of dentures. The base is made to rest directly on your gums, providing support for your replacement teeth. Dentures can be made to replace a full arch of missing teeth, called a full denture, or a section of missing teeth called a partial denture.
Pros and Cons of Dentures
Dentures have several benefits, including:
There are also a few disadvantages to dentures as well.
Modern Treatment With Dental Implants
Dental implants are an alternative treatment for replacing missing teeth. This treatment is extremely versatile and can be used to replace a single tooth or an entire arch of teeth. Implants use small titanium posts, which are surgically placed into your jawbone. The posts provide the support for your replacement teeth or ceramic crowns. Ceramic looks just like your real teeth, perfectly matching the color and light reflection properties of tooth enamel. To replace a full arch of missing teeth, treatment typically involves the use of 6 to 8 posts implanted into your jaw.
Pros and Cons of Implants
Implants offer several benefits, including:
There are also a few drawbacks to dental implants as well.
Replacing your teeth is essential for restoring your smile, the functions of your mouth, and your whole life. Call The Elmwood Dental Group LLC today at (860) 331-8748 for more information and to schedule your consultation to find out which option is right for you.