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Choosing Between Implants and Dentures

Woman trying to decide between dental implants or denturesWhether you are missing one tooth or many teeth, we here at ARCHPOINT can help you find the appropriate replacement solution. Over the last few decades, dental implants have become the industry-leading choice for patients with missing teeth. Implants are, bar none, the ideal tooth replacement solution. They have become the next best thing to natural teeth.

What Are Dental Implants?

An implant-supported restoration generally consists of three parts: the implant screw, the abutment, and the restoration. The implant screw, usually made from titanium, serves as the root aspect of the restoration. During a minor surgery ARCHPOINT Implant Dentistry will place the implant screw underneath the gums and into the jawbone.

The number of implants you receives depends on your restoration. Implant alternatives to traditional dentures can require anywhere from two to eight implants. For instance, an implant-retained removable denture for the bottom arch can have as little as two implants. A fixed implant-retained overdenture or bridge usually will require more implants.

Once the implants are in place, the bone and implant begin to fuse during the process of osseointegration. Osseointegration is largely responsible for the many benefits of implants. Thanks to osseointegration your implant will look, feel, and operate like regular teeth. Osseointegration mimics the natural relationship between tooth root and jawbone.

Once osseointegration is complete, we will attach the abutments to each implant screw. The abutment is a support structure that links the top of the implant to your restoration. In some cases, the abutments may be placed at the same time as the implant screw. Teeth in a Day, for example, allows you to leave the office the same day as your procedure with a brand new set of prosthetic teeth.

What Are Dentures?

A denture is a removable appliance that consists of a pink, acrylic base and prosthetic teeth. A denture can be either partial or complete. A partial denture generally relies on metal clasps to secure to the remaining teeth. A complete denture rests on the gum tissue and usually requires some form of adhesive. Modern dentures are much more esthetically-pleasing and comfortable than ever before.

Implants Vs. Dentures

Dental implants have some benefits over traditional dentures, some of which include:
•  Improved Appearance. Implant restorations become a part of your anatomy, making them more esthetically-pleasing and naturalistic than traditional dentures.
•  Improved Comfort. Dentures put pressure on your gum tissues when you eat, chew, and speak. This can lead to irritation issues. Implants rely on your jawbone just like your natural roots, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods with confidence and comfort.
•  Improved Durability. Implant restorations can last for several decades with the proper maintenance. Some implants can even last a lifetime!
•  Improved Oral Health. When you lose your teeth, you lose the physical stimulation that keeps your jawbone healthy. Over time, the bone will begin to deteriorate. Patients with dentures may still experience this deterioration. Implants provide the physical stimulation your bone needs to avoid atrophy. They can also help you keep a more youthful appearance.

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Find out if dental implants are right for you! Call (844) 281-6446 to schedule a consultation appointment now!
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