The two most common procedures done to correct missing teeth are by surgically implanting dental implants or fitting dentures. You may be wondering about the difference between dental implants and dentures, and which may be right for your missing tooth or teeth.
There’s no need to go through life with missing teeth. False teeth or dentures are the most common alternative which people choose. Dentures, however, are not ideal for everyone despite the improved quality over years and years of development. Dentures are not securely placed on your gums and might fall off. Dentures promote infection and decay in other teeth if they aren’t fitted properly. If this happens, then you are going to be in need of a tooth filling on the abutment or adjoining tooth. Hence, dentures are given to those having already weak jaw and unhealthy gums.
Another way of fixing missing teeth is through surgically placing dental implants. These are only done to those still having healthy jaws and gums. Because dental implants are directly rooted onto your jaw bone then there is a great possibility that you still can retain the usual function you had when you still had your natural teeth. If you maintain proper oral hygiene, dental implants can last for decades. You are not going to be of need of any replacement. You will not worry about your implanted teeth falling off.
If you’re not sure if dental implants are the right choice for you, contact North Shore Dental Group and we can help you decide on the right restorative dentistry process.