Adults with missing teeth can benefit from dental implants as a tooth replacement option, and may want to know about the differences between dentures and dental implants. Dr. Kivett often recommends dental implants over dentures because implants have far fewer complications than dentures, and also function just like your normal teeth. Many patients with removable dentures end up switching to dental implants to eliminate embarrassing moments, such as slipping or clicking, which are quite common with dentures. Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement option that have the added benefit of preserving aesthetics while preventing bone loss.
Dentures vs. Dental Implants: The Facts
Here are some of the key differences between dentures and dental implants:
Dental Implants are:
Made of titanium, a compound that is naturally compatible with the body - This allows for easy fusion of the implant to the jaw bone.
Stable - The implant base is designed to mimic the root of the tooth within the jaw bone and gum. This allows for a more secure fit and ensures that the implants function just like natural teeth.