Dentures vs. Implants

As we get older our gums naturally recede. Sometimes this can be caused earlier if gum disease goes unchecked. As this happens we begin to have missing teeth and must choose between dental implants and dentures. If you have a healthy jaw and gums, then implants are likely the more appealing choice. Since dental implants are surgically implanted into the jaw they appear just like normal teeth and can last up to 20 years before they need to be replaced. They do not need to be removed overnight and soaked but should be cared for like normal teeth, meaning brushing and flossing regularly.

There are two types of dentures you can get, partial and complete. Partial dentures are held in place by your normal teeth and only include a few replacement teeth. Complete dentures can include much more replacement teeth and both are usually recommended for people who have damaged gums. Dentures allow you to speak and eat normally because they place the jaw and the mouth in the proper position. Unlike the implants the dentures must be removed at night and allowed to soak in order to clean them. It is important to speak with your dentist to make a decision that is right for you. If you enjoyed this blog please leave a comment, share with your friends, and read our other blogs.

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Our after-hours telephone number is 843.873.7326 If you have a dental emergency, please call our after-hours telephone number and follow the instructions on our out-going message. Please note that medications will only be prescribed for patients who have recently been seen in our office. Recommendations for care for certain emergency situations, such as what to do if your tooth is knocked out, are available on our website. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911 or get to the nearest emergency room.

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