When you’re looking to replace teeth on large scale, you have a lot of different options. Two of the most popular are dentures and implants. Choosing between the two, however, isn’t always easy. Each treatment option benefits you differently, and one may be better for you than the other.
The key to making a good choice is consulting with Dr. Ron Stewart or Dr. Vonda at Stewart Family Dentistry in Lithonia, Georgia after you’ve down your own research. With that in mind, let’s look at differences to consider when choosing dentures or implants.
Dentures sometimes get a bad rap, especially if you’ve ever seen an elderly relative take theirs out for the night. Dentures are a recreation of your original gums and teeth, made to look as natural as possible. They’re all custom-fit, as they’d have to be.
Dentures fit over the bare gums where your teeth used to be, and as such, they require daily cleaning and maintenance. For people missing a lot of teeth, they’re a great option.
Dental implants are pretty different from dentures, but they serve the same purpose. Instead of using an appliance you insert in your mouth, implants are left permanently in your mouth. A titanium post is inserted into your gums where your teeth were. After that, a crown is placed on top of the post and cemented into place. This process is so seamless that only a dentist can tell an implant from a real tooth.
Regardless of what you need, we’re here to help you with your oral health. For more information, give us a call today at 770-872-0662.