Dental Implants Vs Dentures: What Are The Pros & Cons

Dental Implants Vs Dentures: What Are The Pros & Cons
Posted on 06/04/2018

At our family dentistry, in Monroe Township, we understand that a missing tooth is an unfortunate situation and can be embarrassing for a patient. A missing tooth can be caused by an accident, tooth decay, gum disease or a dental fracture. At Richard E Goldberg dentistry, we specialize in cosmetic dentistry and treat missing teeth with either dentures or dental implants. Both are excellent options to fill the place of a missing tooth, but both have pros and cons associated with them. Dr. Goldberg and our staff will treat you for the option that is most appropriate and fits your needs the best!

Dentures

Dentures are a false set of teeth used to improve the function and appearance of a patient’s smile. Previously, they were the only option for patients with a missing tooth or teeth. Dentures are a cosmetic dental substitution for missing teeth and are kept in place with a denture adhesive. Partial dentures are also available if some teeth are remaining while others are missing. Of course, dentures have pros and cons associated with them.

Denture Pros

  • Dentures can be removed and put back in the mouth.
  • Dentures provide a beautiful appearance of the entire mouth, even if you have an unhealthy or weak jaw or gums.
  • Advances have been made to make dentures look like natural teeth.
  • Dentures are less expensive than dental implants.

Denture Cons

  • Dentures can wear on adjoining teeth.
  • Dentures are made out of porcelain, a less durable material.
  • Dentures can slide away while you eating or speaking because they are not fixed, they are only kept in position with an adhesive.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots, meaning they are more permanent in nature. They are implanted into the jaw or gum so that they serve as an anchor for dental crowns. This type of cosmetic dentistry allows the process of resorption (breakage of original bone) to be under control. The dental implant will act as the natural root in your mouth. The following are the pros and cons of dental implants:

Pros

  • Dental implants are made from titanium, meaning they are quite durable and strong. They also do not need to be replaced like dentures.
  • Dental implants appear, feel, and function like your original teeth.
  • Dental implants are permanent.

Cons

  • Dental implants do cost more than dentures.

Call Richard E Goldberg Dentistry For Dentures Or Dental Implants!

Both dentures and dental implants are a great cosmetic dentistry treatment to fix the appearance of a missing tooth. If you are missing a tooth or teeth, contact our office to schedule an appointment. Dr. Goldberg will be more than happy to discuss both cosmetic services with you and which one will better fit your smile needs. For all questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call our Monroe Township office! Our friendly staff looks forward to hearing from you!