Cosmetic & General Dentistry

Partial Dentures or Denture Implants – Which One Is Best For Me?

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Have you lost a tooth? Are you unhappy with your smile? Here at Weston Dental Office we offer a wide range of solutions for all of your dental needs. We have affordable dental implants, partial dentures, and other cosmetics options that make you proud to show off your smile.

If you are missing teeth, there are a few options to choose from that will give you a natural looking smile. Partial dentures, full traditional dentures, flexible partials, and implants are all viable replacement options for missing teeth. Regardless of which option you choose, tooth loss should never be ignored.

Patients with missing teeth can also develop other negative side effects such as:

  • Tooth shifting
  • Higher risks of gum infections
  • Tooth decay
  • Lower quality of life
  • Trouble chewing
  • Aged appearance
  • Trouble speaking

Partial Dentures or Denture Implants?

Replacing missing teeth is more convenient with so many medical advances in the dental care industry. If you are suffering from tooth loss due to an accident, age, or decay, we have several tooth replacement options to help. The most conventional forms of tooth replacements are denture implants and partial dentures. There are a few things to consider to help select which is best suited for your situation.

Partial Dentures

Partial dentures are crafted out of cast metal, porcelain or acrylic. One of our dentists will take a mold of your jaw and surrounding teeth to create a new denture that fits perfectly. It will have the same size, color, and shape as your natural teeth.

Initial Fitting

After your denture casting has been taken and your denture crafted, our dentists will perform an initial fitting to gauge the fit. If there is any discomfort, adjustments will be made during your follow-up appointment.

Pro’s & Cons of Partial Dentures

The good thing about partial dentures is that once the initial fitting is complete, the dentures are ready to use. They are also the most cost-effective option for tooth replacement. Not everyone is suited for denture implants, and patients that have sensitive gums or weak jaws can use dentures to complete their smile.

The downside is that partial dentures require more maintenance to keep them in good condition. They will need to be replaced every 4 years, and you will need to use an oral adhesive to keep them in place during the day. Ill-fitting dentures may cause mouth sores, decay or other oral issues as well.

Denture Implants

Dental implants are a long-term tooth replacement option that can work well for many patients. The implant is crafted from a titanium post that is placed directly into your jawbone. Once the post fuses with your bone, the partial is attached to the implant. These also have the same look, shape, color and feels as your surrounding natural teeth.

Pro’s & Cons of Denture Implants

Dental implants are sturdier and more secure than dentures and they also take less effort to maintain. Implants help slow the deterioration of your jawbone and in most cases can last the rest of your natural life.

The downside is that the cost of implants is much higher than dentures. Dental implants require oral surgery and are not suitable for patients that have weak jaws or other bone issues. Total healing time following surgery tends to be between three and six months.

Are Denture Implants For Me?

Patients that have healthy gums, strong bones and prefer a more secure replacement tooth option are good candidates for dental implants. Those that have the following oral health issues may be better suited to dentures:

  • Poor bone structure
  • Bite complications
  • Periodontal disease
  • Smokers

Denture Solutions from Us

Here at Weston Dental Office, we feel that each and every one of our patients should have a healthy smile. Our diverse range of tooth replacement options as well as easy payment plans allows our patients to get the help they need with as little stress as possible. If you are ready to find out more about the cost, benefits and treatment options available for you, then please contact our team at (416) 247-1928 today.

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