Patients who need several teeth replaced typically have two options – dentures or dental implants. Most choose dental implants in Encino, CA with Dr. Alfred Penhaskashi because they look the most authentic, and offer both improved function and unmatched health benefits.
Dental Implants vs. Dentures
- Dental implants can be used for one or more missing teeth but dentures usually only replace multiple missing teeth.
- Implants offer exceptional comfort and appearance compared to other dental appliances.
- Longevity and function are unmatched by dental implants to make eating, smiling, and speaking enjoyable and effortless.
- Traditional dental appliances increase bone loss, while implants help to stop it.
Comparing Dental Implants and Dentures
Dental Implants are the leading choice for patients who have lost one or more teeth because they provide the structural support, comfort, and other qualities inherent to real teeth. Decay resistant implants are anchored in the jaw where they integrate and work to halt the bone loss that typically follows tooth loss. A strong jaw also helps maintain good muscle structure in the face. Dental implants are strong, dependable and look very real. Whether you need to fill one space or many, implants blend seamlessly with the rest of your natural teeth. Patients with dental implants can eat whatever they desire and speak and smile without worry.
Traditional full dentures are removable appliances constructed from plastics and metal that are secured to the gum line with pastes or adhesives. Partial dentures are made with the same materials, but are held in place with clasps that attach to surrounding teeth. Patients who wear dentures typically find them to be cumbersome and difficult to manage when eating and speaking because of slippage and noise. Dental appliances need to be replaced every few years and multiple adjustments are often required to make them more comfortable and functional. In terms of health, removable dental appliances are not recommended because they sit on the gums and do nothing to stabilize the jaw bone. Bone will continue to diminish, which can place other existing teeth at risk and affect facial appearance.
Most patients would agree that dental implants in Encino, CA with Dr. Penhaskashi are a better option than traditional dentures. Call our office today to arrange for your consultation.