Deciding between dental implants and dentures to replace missing teeth can sometimes be a difficult choice. Regardless of which option you choose, you deserve to find a solution that works for you. Missing teeth can cause health problems, lead to decay and bone density loss, and lower your confidence. Dr. Hossein Javid can provide you with personalized attention to help develop a plan that will suit your unique needs.
WHILE DENTURES ARE CONVENIENT BECAUSE THERE IS NO SURGERY INVOLVED, DENTURES OFTEN REQUIRE REPLACING EVERY 10 YEARS OR SO, DUE TO THE CHANGE IN FACIAL STRUCTURE FROM BONE LOSS.
Dental implants are placed in the bone to simulate the look and function of your natural teeth. Implants are surgically posted into the jaw bone, which helps stimulate the bone like a natural tooth root. This helps prevent further bone loss and a sunken facial appearance, which occurs after a tooth is lost. When implanted by a trained dental provider like Dr. Javid, dental implants can last a lifetime without needing to be replaced. If you have one or a few missing teeth, permanent dental implants could be the right solution. Dentures are removable devices that instead of providing healthy stimulation to the bone, rest on top of it. While dentures are convenient because there is no surgery involved, dentures often require replacing every 10 years or so, due to the change in facial structure from bone loss.
An alternative to traditional dentures that combine the stability and health benefits of dental implants with the function of dentures, are implant supported dentures. Implant supported dentures are created by first surgically placing implant posts in the jawbone. After a healing period, a custom-made denture is then connected to the implants, leaving a fully-functional, natural-looking new arch.