Dentures vs. ESTEEM Dental Implants in Lakewood Ranch, FL

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What is the difference between implants and dentures?

Are you struggling with missing or damaged teeth? Don’t let it take away life’s simple joys like smiling and eating. We understand the discomfort and stress it can bring. But what if there was a solution that could improve both your comfort and appearance? Introducing full-arch dental implants and dentures, two options that mimic the look of real teeth.

However, as Dr. Jacob Berger explains in the video, they do have distinct differences. Before making your decision, let’s dive into the basics of full-arch dental implants and dentures. Choose the best solution for restoring your natural smile.

Dentures Vs. Dental Implants

What are full-arch dental implants?

Dental implants are a secure, aesthetically pleasing, long-term solution for missing or damaged teeth that are causing chewing problems or insecurities. A dental implant can replace a single tooth; however, full-arch dental implants comprise a whole row of teeth, minimizing the number of implants required to support it. Unlike dental bridges, which are secured to existing teeth, full-arch implants become part of the jawbone. They look and feel like real teeth, and they stay securely in place. Beyond aesthetics, however, full-arch dental implants may have additional health benefits. They can help prevent jawbone density loss by stabilizing the area. Implants also promote normal function of the muscles, joints and nerves in the jaw, making it easier for you to chew, speak and, of course, smile.

What are dentures?

Much like full-arch dental implants, dentures replace missing teeth to create a more natural-looking appearance. But that is where the similarities stop. Because dentures are removable, often secured with glue, they can become loose and require regular adjustment. There are several types of dentures — including conventional, partial, overdenture and snap-on — each with its own set of drawbacks. Also known as traditional dentures, conventional dentures replace a full mouth of teeth. But they can only be used after the mouth heals from the preparation process, and that can take several months. A partial denture, or dental bridge, uses metal framework and gum-colored plastic to hold the teeth in place. Partial dentures work when there are several good teeth still left on the jaw, and they ensure that healthy teeth stay in position, maintaining an intact jawline. Overdentures and snap-ons work with salvageable teeth or implants, using them as support while fitting over the top. However, these dentures often look fake, and they may affect how the wearer chews and smiles. Dentures have some major disadvantages. They can be uncomfortable and make wearers insecure due to slippage and irritation. Chewing and other normal functions can be more difficult if the dentures aren’t adhered properly. And, due to their removable nature, dentures require adjustment, which can be inconvenient and expensive.

Should I choose dentures or implants?

Everyone’s situation is unique. Ultimately the decision between dental implants and dentures comes down to your lifestyle, budget, and desire for transformative change. Although dentures are often — incorrectly — deemed an affordable option, people who choose dentures may regret that decision in the long run. Discomfort, ill fit, slippage, and overall appearance make dentures an inferior choice for those looking for a long-term solution. The more permanent of the two, full-arch dental implants act as real teeth, ensuring regular function of the jaw and creating a more natural aesthetic. They do require surgery; however, recovery takes only a few days, and the results are long-lasting — including the renewed self-esteem that comes with a healthy, natural-looking smile. Before investing in either option, it’s important to consider all the pros and cons.

An Esteem Dental Implants consultation can help you decide

Although today’s crowns are plenty durable, there is no replacing the durability of an actual tooth. Most crowns last a decade before needing to be replaced. A crown’s location in your mouth also plays a determining factor in its lifespan.

When Do You Need a Crown?

Crowns are a common dentistry procedure used to correct issues such as cavities and broken teeth. Not all conditions need a crown, so it is important to consult a dentist for recommendations.

So, if you are tired of searching for, “dental crowns near me,” or want answers to your questions such as, “how long do crowns last?” and, “how much does a crown cost?” call our Lakewood Ranch, Florida office today at 941-216-3803 to learn more.

Dr. Jacob Berger shows you the exact differences between dentures and dental implants

Watch as Dr. Jacob Berger explains the pros and cons of three approaches that you may be considering. Pay close attention because Dr. Berger really tells it like it is. He reveals why so many people have made the choice of going with the longest lasting solution of ESTEEM Dental Implants.

A Beautiful Smile Restored!

In this Smiles at Lakewood Ranch case study, our patient Rosetta explains how she had an accident and broke her front tooth. Another dentist told her some bad news and, wow, is she glad she came to the experts at Smiles at Lakewood Ranch instead!

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