At Oceanside Dental Excellence, we get many questions about tooth replacement options since we perform extractions. For centuries, dentures were the only way to replace missing teeth. A denture is preferable to being toothless, but dental implants provide many advantages. Before you get dentures, consider the following.
4 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT DENTURES
- Dentures are not the only replacement choice for missing teeth. Dental implants used alone or in combination with a partial denture are often a more effective option for patients. Whereas a removable appliance replaces only the visible parts of teeth, an implant replaces both the root and crown of a tooth. Dental implants can prevent bone recession that commonly occurs following tooth extractions. Dental implants act more like real teeth, giving you greater comfort and use.
- There are more than one variety of denture. Most people are familiar with the removable denture that replaces a complete upper or lower arch. There are also partial dentures that are used for patients who have some remaining teeth. Partial dentures can be permanent in the mouth or detachable.
- Even if you have worn dentures for a while, you may be a good candidate for implant-anchored dentures. Bone grafting can augment bone in some cases. Schedule an appointment with us to find out if you are a good candidate.
- Regardless of your tooth replacement configuration—full dentures, partial dentures, or tooth implants—you still need to practice good oral hygiene. Removable appliances should be cleaned daily.
If you’re looking to change your smile, call Oceanside Dental Excellence today. Serving the areas of Oceanside, Vista, Camp Pendleton, Cardiff, Bonsall, and Fallbrook, CA, our services include general and cosmetic dentistry, as well as dental implants and Invisalign. Call us today!
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