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What is the Difference Between Dentures and Dental Implants in Yadkinville NC Area?

Did you know that almost three-quarters of adults aged 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?

What is the Difference Between Dentures and Dental Implants in Yadkinville NC Area?


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 natural 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 require 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 correctly fitted, the teeth next to the dentures can succumb to infection or decay.
  • They can easily irritate the gums.
  • If dropped, they can break.
  • They sometimes come out when eating or talking.

Dental Implants

Unlike dentures, when you choose a dental implant dentist in Yadkinville, NC, you can be sure they 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 or multiple other materials inserted into the jawbone, according to Dr. Mary Katherine Taylor. The teeth then adhere 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 natural teeth

Virtue Dental Care Patients: (336) 679-2034 | New Patients: (336) 606-0040

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.

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Dr. Taylor did an excellent job! I had one crown and two fillings done the same week! Plus a dental cleaning on the same week too! They are very accommodating and so understanding of my needs.They helped me get the service I needed and work around my schedule. Such beautiful people! I wanted to leave 10 stars but there are only 5. 😃
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Dr. William Virtue, DDS, AGD, FIAOMT, DNM best doctor near Rochester, MI

William Virtue, DDS, AGD, FIAOMT, DNM
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William Virtue, DDS, AGD, FIAOMT, DNM studied dentistry at Indiana University and opened Virtue Dental Care in 1979. He became interested in biological dentistry many years ago as he realized that dentistry should benefit one’s overall health and not just oral health. That is why he practices mercury-safe, biocompatible dentistry in accordance with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology’s (IAOMT) health and safety standards. He is SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) certified by the IAOMT too.
Dr. Virtue was President of the Forum for Contemporary Dental Esthetics and the IAOMT, of which he is also a Fellow. He enjoys teaching biological dentistry to dentists and staff. He continues to educate himself on developments in dentistry to provide the best services for patients.

DR. MARY KATHERINE TAYLOR, DDS, ADA, NCDS, AIAOMT best doctor near Rochester, MI

Mary Katherine Taylor, DDS, ADA, NCDS, AIAOMT

Mary Katherine Taylor, DDS, ADA, NCDS, AIAOMT became interested in dentistry at an early age and volunteered at dental clinics. A student of Starmount High School and Wake Forest University, she earned her dental degree from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. She is passionate about education and prevention: She updates her knowledge with a variety of continuous education courses while teaching patients about caring for and maintaining their teeth for a long, healthy life.