Dental Implants vs Dentures

Dental Implants vs Dentures

It’s not unusual for one of our patients to come visit our office with dentures in hand, and ask us if there’s an alternative solution to replace their teeth. At Magic Smile Dental in Union County, NJ, Dr. Bensianoff and the team may recommend dental implants as the solution, if your dentures are giving you trouble.

The Effects on Your Oral Health

Dental implants and dentures differ greatly when it comes to improving your oral health. Dentures can keep the surrounding teeth from shifting right away, but it does little to revitalize the jawbone underneath. Because of this the jawbone can potentially weaken still, leading to that sunken facial appearance often associated with patients with missing teeth.

Dental implants are quite another story. These are permanent fixtures that are embedded into the jawbone where the missing tooth once was and allow the bone underneath to regenerate and heal. This creates a stronger foundation for the implant, a stronger jawbone overall, and keeps your teeth in place and intact.

Reliable Tooth Replacements

When it comes to social situations, dentures that have become ill-fitting over time can loosen or even fall out while eating or talking. It can be an embarrassing moment if you’re among company. However with dental implants, there’s no need to worry about these kinds of situations.

Since dental implants are permanent fixtures, there is little to no risk of them ever loosening or falling out (as long as routine care and maintenance is taken care of). This means that not only can you enjoy a full smile again, but won’t need to be careful about how you move when you speak or eat. Dental implants allow a little more freedom to eat and interact as you please.

Caring For Your Tooth Replacement

The care and maintenance between dental implants and dentures is drastically different as well. Since dentures are removable, this means that they must be removed every day for daily cleaning and maintenance. Some are even soaked in a cleaning solution overnight.

Now, with dental implants they are not removable. However, they have been constructed to be as easily cleaned as you would with your natural teeth. Simply use a soft toothbrush, non-abrasive toothpaste, floss, and more to keep your implant clean. It’s also prudent to keep up with routine dental check-ups and cleanings, that your implant can receive deep cleanings as well.

Trade In Your Dentures Today in Union County, NJ

At Magic Smile Dental, we want our patients to feel confident with their smiles, but also comfortable with them as well. If your full or partial dentures have become ill-fitting, or are giving you troubles and you want to look into an alternative, we recommend dental implants for your tooth replacement needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bensianoff. During the consultation, Dr. Bensianoff will examine the state of your oral health, answer any pressing questions you may have, and help determine if dental implants are best for you and your smile.

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