What’s better: implants or dentures?
When considering teeth replacement, your options could very well be limited to dentures or bridges. Depending on the situation, your dentist may advise a full or partial teeth replacement treatment. Please be advised that preserving your natural teeth should be your and your dentist’s top priority. However, in many cases when there’s not enough healthy teeth left to support a healthy mouth and facial structure, fake teeth must be considered. It is a known fact that the quality of patient’s life can be greatly affected by his/her dental health.
Among the alternatives for teeth replacements are: dental implants, bridges, and dentures. Dental implants are superior to dentures and bridges, due to their predictability, durability, and performance. At Dental Implant and Laser Surgical Specialist, we recommend them to anyone who is looking to replace their missing teeth. Dental implants provide several advantages over other teeth replacement options. However, not everyone is a candidate for dental implants. For example those who have lost their healthy gum and bone tissue require jaw bone reconstruction to support their implant. Dental implants may not be the best option for patients who have severe jaw bone loss, existing gum disease, smokers, uncontrolled health conditions such as diabetes, grinders or simply if they prefer less expensive solutions.