The Face-Off: Dental Implants vs. Dentures
Tired of sitting in a dentist’s chair as you fight problematic teeth? Dr. Dervin, offering Cosmetic Dentistry to Kansas City and area, agrees “popping in” a set of dentures may sound more convenient, but wonders if you’re aware of the alternatives. What do you know about the amazing technology involving dental implants?
Filling the void of a damaged tooth or teeth is important; it’ll maintain a proper chewing surface, prevent any adjoining teeth from straying out of position, and be aesthetically pleasing. So don’t consider “doing nothing” as an option due to your frustration.
Dentures can work for you, but aren’t the ultimate solution you might think they are. They face a challenge as your body naturally changes with time. The supporting ridges for dentures tend to shrink or alter in shape, which results in loose-fitting dentures or sensitive gums due to improper rubbing. Without warning you may laugh, or be chewing food, only to discover your dentures have traveled where they ought not! Too, it’s an initial investment that doesn’t end there if you want to maintain a proper fit and avoid infection.
On the other hand, dental implants are as close to a natural tooth as you’ll get. A small titanium post is surgically inserted into the jawbone to act as a “root”. Once bone secures around the post, a crown (or other dental treatment such as a bridge or partial denture) will be color matched and attached. Attractive, durable and permanent, a dental implant will require no more than your usual good oral health regime to maintain.
Our cosmetic dentistry skills bring Kansas City area residents amazing and affordable options! Consult Dr. Dervin today and discover your best smile!