If you have multiple teeth that need to come out, you have two major options to replace them: dentures and implants. You need to replace the teeth for a variety of reasons including preventing other dental problems, eating what you want to eat, and maintaining the appearance you want. This means you have to pick either dentures or dental implants. Here are the pros and cons of each.
Dentures don’t require as much work on the dentist’s part as implants do. A mold is created, and the dentures are made. The simple process without the need for surgery makes dentures more affordable.
The whole point of dentures is to help you eat and smile. Dentures are a basic product that can get the job done. You’ll be able to do everything you need teeth for.
They Don’t Feel Like Your Own Teeth
When you wear dentures, you always know that you are wearing dentures. They don’t feel like your actual teeth. This can be especially apparent while eating. However, you will get used to wearing your dentures in time.
Dentures Can Fall Out
No one wants their dentures to all out. It’s uncomfortable and, in certain situations, embarrassing. Unfortunately, it can happen. Your dentures are most likely to come loose and fall out when they aren’t secured properly, when you’re eating something difficult, or after physical contact.
They Feel Like Your Own Teeth
Implants will feel just like the teeth you had in your mouth before. You will barely notice a difference after awhile. There won’t be discomfort or a problem eating, and you will care for them just the same as you care for the rest of your teeth.
You won’t ever have to worry about your implants falling out of your mouth. They are implanted into your gums. They aren’t going anywhere. No matter what you eat, you can rest assured that your implants can withstand all normal use.
Implants can be expensive. This is especially true if you get them one at a time. If you can, look into implants that can cover all of your missing teeth in one go. Insurance and other programs can also help you afford the cost of getting implants as well.
Getting implants requires oral surgery. While you will have anesthesia during the procedure, once it wears off, your mouth will probably be sore. The good news is that the pain should go away within a week or two. After that, your implants shouldn’t be painful at all.
It’s said that smiling and laughing can help you live longer. However, if you are missing teeth you may not want to smile. It’s time to smile again by getting replacement teeth. Your two best options are dentures and dental implants. Talk to your dentist if you have any additional questions about which one might be best for you.