Dental Implants Vs. Dentures
Posted by STONE DENTAL GROUP on Jan 26 2021, 03:24 AM
What would you opt for - a fixed arm or a removable arm? I am sure you would like to have a fixed one as it would be hassle-free and looks more natural. Similarly, the same reason anyone would give you while choosing between Dental Implants and dentures.
However, let's break down the pros and cons of both and then decide which one comes out to be more beneficial to you.
What are the Pros of Dental Implants?
- Dental implants have a higher success rate. Researchers have found that dental implants are nearly 95% successful.
- Dental implants are durable; they can last up to 15-20 years without causing any problem.
- They look like natural teeth and are easier to maintain.
- Dental Implants give a natural and aesthetically pleasing look to your overall face.
- They allow the bone to grow naturally without any issue.
- They require less time to install. However, regular follow-up is needed.
What are the Cons of Dental Implants?
- As they last for a long duration and provide you with a hassle-free look, they are a bit expensive.
- To get dental implants, you should have healthy bones and gums to support the newcomers.
Coming to the dentures, let's see what all they have to offer.
What are the Pros of Dentures?
- You can get dentures at a minimal price.
- Dentures can be used by those whose gums and bone cannot support implants.
- They are easy to install, unlike implants, which require drilling and other procedures.
What are the Cons of Dentures?
- With the constant change in facial muscles with growing age, dentures have to be adjusted or replaced.
- As they are added to the mouth physically, they can be a bit uncomfortable to use in the initial days. People have experienced an increase in salivation, difficulty in chewing, and difficulty in speaking.
- Just like you care for your natural teeth, dentures have to be cleaned and cared for regularly.
- They require a minimum of four dental visits to finish the process.
Please get in touch with us through online consultation or by calling us at (773) 880-5080, and we’ll be happy to guide you further.