Making The Decision Between California Surgical Dental Implants And DenturesAugust 20, 2019
If you’re missing one or more teeth, you might have already done your research and discovered that dentures are the most common way to replace missing teeth. This is especially true when a person is missing all their teeth. If the idea of dentures is not appealing, you might also want to consider California surgical dental implants.
Before you make a final decision, it’s a good idea to talk to your dentist about dentures versus dental implants, to find out which option might be best for you. Following are some of the factors you’ll want to consider.
Comfort: Dental implants require little to no lead time for patients to become comfortable speaking and eating with them. There is a learning curve associated with dentures in the first few months and speaking and eating can be somewhat tricky at first.
California surgical dental implants don’t need to be fine-tuned the way dentures do because the jawbone remains the same. The bone continues to be stimulated by the implants because they are connected directly to the jawbone. Over a period of time, without the stimulation of a dental implant or tooth root, the jawbone will begin to shrink in size. This means that dentures will need to be fine-tuned periodically over time.
Stability: There is no question that California surgical dental implants offer more stability than dentures. And because dental implants are permanent, and integrated with your jawbone, they do not move.
Care: Caring for your dental implants is really rather simple. You just floss and brush as you normally would. Dentures, on the other hand, will need to be removed on a regular basis for proper cleaning.
Cost: Even though your initial investment may be a bit higher with California surgical dental implants, they can last a lifetime with proper care, and they need no periodic modifications. When wearing dentures, your gums will continue to change over the years, so you will need to pay for regular adjustments.
Function: If you opt for dental implants, there are no food restrictions to abide by. You can eat all of your favorite foods, including crunchy vegetables and juicy steaks. You can speak and laugh normally without worrying about the implants shifting. When wearing dentures, you will find it challenging to eat some foods, and some patients also complain about their dentures making a clicking sound or moving when they speak.
California surgical dental implants are considered to be the gold standard for tooth replacement. To find out more about them and determine if you are a candidate, call our office today to schedule a consultation so we can discuss your options.