If you are pondering a new smile and can’t decide between getting a denture and dental implants, here are a couple of helpful tips.
The first question you should ask yourself is: How long do you want your new smile to last? If you want a one you can treat like real teeth and will last for twenty years or longer, then implants are for you.
The next question you should ask yourself is: How much do I or will I take care of my new smile and, how easy is it to take care of them? Implants can be treated just like they are part of your original teeth. They look and function like real teeth – whether you have 1 or 4 or more. So, regular dental check-ups and routine home care (brushing & flossing) will keep your entire mouth in great shape.
Dentures will need to be removed and cleaned regularly, while also cleaning any existing teeth and of course, your gums (specifically those surrounding any partials). Dental implants are more permanent than partial dentures.
The last question you should ask yourself is: Which will I be most comfortable with? Partial dentures and implants both, look like real teeth, if your concerns are with how you feel and how you look, they shouldn’t be. Dentures do sometimes slip if they are old and worn, which can make eating or talking really uncomfortable or even embarrassing. More and more of our patients are deciding to pursue dental implants due in large part to the routine care, the convenience, and, the overall cost savings over dentures.
If you’d like to learn which option would be best for you, simply schedule a FREE 2nd opinion, at Dr. Glanville’s office: (503) 371-2424.
Dr. Irene Glanville, DDS | Wellness Springs Dental
3460 LIBERTY RD S SALEM, OR 97302 (503) 371-2424