How Do Dentures and Implants Differ?
Around 90 percent of those who live with complete tooth loss (edentulism) wear dentures to restore form and function to their smile. While dentures are an effective solution to missing teeth, many denture wearers experience problems or have to replace ill-fitting appliances every few years. There is another option to replace missing teeth—dental implants. Unlike dentures, implants mimic the function of a natural tooth root and are permanently integrated into your jaw bone. Our team of experienced periodontists and knowledgeable staff can help you determine which option is best to suit your lifestyle and budget.
DenturesDentures are the most common form of full-arch tooth replacement. The initial investment is low and they instantly give a natural appearance to your smile. However, many denture wearers experience difficulties with ill-fitting or loose dentures, a diminished ability to taste food, awkward noises, and the inability to eat many foods. Since dentures rest on the gums, they wear away at the jaw bone, causing bone deterioration and a changed bite, which eventually leads to needing a new pair of dentures for a proper fit.
Dental ImplantsDental implants are made up of three parts; a biocompatible titanium post, a natural-looking dental crown and an abutment to connect the two. The titanium post acts like a natural tooth root, stimulating the jaw bone to promote continued growth and firmly holding the tooth in place. Attached to this post is either an implant supported denture or a full arch prosthesis. Full arch dental implants provide the same function as a natural arch of teeth and allow you to chew and eat almost all foods. Full arch dental implants allow a prosthesis to comfortably rest on the dental implants, protecting your gums and bone from irritation.
Implant Supported Dentures
Our doctors are able to convert or create a denture prosthesis that is able to be attached to dental implants. This gives you the attractiveness and natural look of dentures, with the strength and security of dental implants. You will be able to eat more foods, feel confident in your smile and preserve your jaw bone.
TeethToday® Same Day Implants
TeethToday® is an innovative immediate load full arch dental implant process where we are able to give you brand new teeth the same day as your appointment. This means you will not have to wait months for healing and have to schedule multiple follow up appointments. While we can do single or multiple teeth, TeethToday also allows us to create a permanent full-arch prosthesis that is secured to your jaw. This is the ultimate in full-arch tooth restoration and provides a natural look, feel and function.