Dental Implants Vs. Dentures
Dental Implants | Missing teeth is always something that you want to fix. No one wants to have a toothless smile or gaps in their grin. There are two choices that most people find best meet their needs when it comes to replacing their teeth–Dental implants or dentures. If you live in Charleston dental implants or dentures are both easily accessible through dental offices such as Solomon Dental.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants act as artificial tooth roots and look similar to screws. These tiny metal screws are placed into the gums to bond with your jaw bone to take the place of tooth roots. Implants are also bases for false teeth called crowns that are connected to the dental implant using an abutment. Dentures and bridges can also be mounted to implants if multiple teeth need to be replaced that are in line together.
When Charleston dental implants and dentures patients choose dentures that mount to implants, they will have the benefit of a more secure fit. Dental implants are also natural looking and feeling, requiring no extra care or special maintenance in order for patients to get implants however the gums must be healthy, and there must be enough bone left to bond with the implant.
What Are Dentures?
Dentures are false teeth that are removable and usually consist of at least four teeth in a row (Partial), but most often are a full upper or lower arch (full). Dentures have a flesh colored acrylic base that fits over the gums on both the upper and lower arch. The lower arch is horseshoe-shaped while the upper has a piece that covers the roof of the mouth for suctioning.
Dentures are created for each individual patient so that the fit is as natural as possible. While dentures are an affordable option for replacing teeth for aesthetic purposes and to make eating easier, they do not protect against bone loss which Charleston dental implants can help prevent.
If you would like more information on the differences between dental dentures and implants or find out which is best for you book an appointment with Solomon Dentistry today!