What is the difference between implants and dentures?

When you need to replace one or more missing teeth, you have a few options with Cleburne Dental Care, including dentures and implants. Choosing the right solution depends on several factors, such as price, preference, and the health of your jawbone and remaining teeth. Dental implants and dentures can help restore confidence in your smile and keep your mouth healthy.

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots, which are used to substitute original tooth roots – they are more permanent in nature. Whereas, dentures are merely a substitution for missing teeth, which a person can take out and put back in the mouth, whenever. A dental implant is fixed in its position. It acts as a natural tooth; therefore, it is not needed to take out the implant from mouth, specifically for cleaning. This protects the surrounding teeth from any unnecessary damage.

Permanent dentures are dentures that are held in place by two or more dental implants. These dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone, allowing the dentures to look, feel, and act like normal teeth. A denture is required to be taken out of the mouth (and then placed back) for cleaning and maintenance purposes. This movement of dentures in an out of the mouth can result in wearing out of the adjoining natural teeth. There are no permanent dentures that are just used to replace one or two teeth. Permanent dentures are an “all or nothing” treatment.

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