Should I Get Dental Implants or Dentures?

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Dental Implants versus Dentures

The two common treatment options for missing teeth are dental implants and dentures. Read on to find out more about the differences between these procedures.

If you’ve been thinking of doing something about your missing teeth, then now is the right time to invest in replacing them. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons reports that almost 70% of adults aged 35-45 in the US have at least one missing tooth. The reasons vary from tooth decay, and gum disease, to accidents, and dental fractures. If you are also facing a similar situation, and want to replace your missing teeth, then you are in the right place. Continue reading this article and decide the best treatment option for yourself.

As you know, there are two common options for restoring missing teeth:

  1. Dental Implants, and
  2. Dentures

People often ask us which option is better.

Every case and patient is different. Therefore, there isn’t a perfect answer or one right answer to this above question. Whether to go for dental implants or dentures depends entirely on each patient’s needs, tooth sensitivity level, history, and other health disorders. Here we will tell you the key differences between the two so you can understand which option you should choose.

Dentures

For most of us, the first thought when we hear the word dentures is usually our grandmothers’ false teeth floating in a glass of water beside her bed.

Don’t worry; your dentures won’t be like that. Dentures have come a long way in the last 10-15 years.

Nowadays, dentures are made up of nylon resin material. They are light and can be painted to match your natural tooth color. Some patients like the fact that dentures are removable. However, others don’t. Even though most of the dentures are removable, some can be fitted so they don’t slip. Other than this, getting dentures is painless and it is less expensive than dental implants. Many patients love dentures because they are simple and easy-to-use.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are screw-shaped titanium false teeth that are attached to your jawbone. They give a secure fit like a natural healthy tooth. It requires implantation surgery and can last up to 20 years. With dental implants, you don’t need to worry about cavities or food getting stuck in your gums or under your replacement teeth. It helps to maintain the strength and structure of the jawbone. Getting dental implants is a durable and long-lasting solution for your missing teeth. More and more people are now opting for dental implants.

However, dental implants require more dental sittings. It requires 3 to 6 months as a healing period after the titanium screw has been implanted in your jawbone. Then, a top cover or cap is placed on the implant to cover it. Dental implants are much more expensive than dentures.

Even if you can’t make the final decision, it’s okay. A qualified dentist in Costa Rica can give you expert advice based on your needs and other factors. Some patients want to get dental implants, but their health condition doesn’t allow them getting dental surgeries and thus, they have to get dentures only. Book your dental appointment with The Costa Rica Dental Tourism Guide and know whether to get a dental implant or dentures.

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