What is the Difference Between Dentures and Dental Implants?
Did you know that almost three-quarters of adults age 35 to 44 are missing one or more teeth? People lose their teeth for various reasons, such as gum disease, injury, or tooth decay. When it comes time to replace one or more missing teeth, the subject of dentures and dental implants comes up. But what is the difference between the two?
In the past, dentures were made of ivory. Today, dentures are made from synthetic materials that mimic teeth to make them look and feel like real teeth. There are different kinds of dentures — a full set or a partial set.
How Dentures Work
Dentures can be put in and taken out as needed. They need to be taken out regularly for cleaning and may need a denture adhesive to keep them secured in the mouth, especially during eating. Over time, dentures can be adjusted as changes that occur in the mouth. In general, dentures are an affordable option. The cons of dentures include:
- When not properly fitted, the teeth next to the dentures can succumb to infection or decay.
- They can easily cause irritation to the gums.
- If dropped, they can break.
- They sometimes come out when eating or talking.
Unlike dentures, when you choose a dental implant dentist in Yadkinville NC you can be sure they really look just like natural teeth. What is more, is they surgically adhere to your gum and jaws, so they do not come out. Dental implants are a fairly invention that requires the patient to have healthy gums and a healthy jaw for surgery.
How Dental Implants Work
Dental implants work by using posts made from titanium inserted into the jawbone, according to Dr. William Virtue. The teeth are then adhered to these posts. You do not need one post per tooth, however. One post can support several teeth, making it easy for a full set. There are many benefits that come along with dental implants. Benefits of dental implants include:
- They last for 20 years or more
- Help maintain your facial structure
- Eat and speak without worrying about them coming out
- No more pain when eating
- Look just like real teeth
To learn more about dental implants and whether they are right for you, call (336) 606-0040 to book an appointment with Virtue Dental Care of Yadkinville NC. We will answer all your questions and concerns regarding dental implants. Call Virtue Dental Care today.