There are different ways to treat any one dental issue. When it comes to having missing teeth, the most common way to address the problem is with a denture. Dentures have been used in dentistry for hundreds of years.
Obviously, we’ve made incredible gains in the function and appearance of dentures, but a denture still has many limitation. See for yourself. Pictured below is a denture. It rests on the gums and serves as a great aesthetic tool. But it’s more for appearance rather than function. The denture will still slip and slide around in your mouth whenever you chew your food or try to talk.
Then, on the other hand, you have dental implants. Dental implants are the strongest replacement tooth available. Instead of resting on the surface of the gums, dental implants are placed in the bone. Take a loot at the difference between this and the dentures.
Dental implants are made from titanium and naturally merge with the jawbone, so the implant becomes part of your body. This is why the implants are so strong and durable. Once the implant has healed, we’ll can restore it with a crown, bridge, or even full denture.
While dental implants are stronger, the right tooth replacement option is different from one patient to another. At George A. Hoop, DDS, PA, we sit down with every patient to discuss their smile goals. If you’re struggling with missing teeth or failing teeth, give us a call today at 239-734-7737 or use the online form to book a consultation.