If you are living with missing teeth, whether it’s just one or a few, it takes a toll on your life. Eating the foods you once enjoyed becomes much more challenging and you may feel embarrassed about talking and smiling in front of other people. This impacts your personal and professional relationships, and can even lead to anxiety or depression. The good news is there are excellent solutions for missing teeth, and we’ll explain the difference between dentures and dental implants in Stevens Point so you can decide on the best treatment for your needs.
What is a Denture?
A denture is a removable appliance that is crafted to restore an entire arch of missing teeth. Today’s dentures are designed with your facial structure and skin tone in mind so they are much more comfortable to wear and esthetically pleasing than ever before.
Traditional dentures in Stevens Point rely on suction and a snug fit to stay in place. There is typically an adjustment period as patients get used to talking and eating with their new teeth; however, our patients appreciate having their smile immediately restored.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is an excellent replacement option for one or more missing teeth because it restores your tooth and your root. A titanium post is placed into your jawbone during a short surgical procedure and given time to heal. Because titanium is biocompatible, it naturally integrates with your jawbone, and this creates a stable and firm foundation that will support your new crown.
Your new tooth is fabricated from high quality porcelain that is customized to mimic your tooth’s shape and shade. Your implant crown acts just like your natural tooth, so you’ll be able to talk, eat, smile, and chew food with ease once again. It will also match your teeth and complement your smile, so no one will ever know you were missing a tooth.
Dental implants are capable of supporting dental prosthetics such as a bridge, partial, or denture. This give patients with multiple missing teeth the opportunity to enjoy the benefits that dental implants offer.
A few strategically placed implants will support a denture and keep your bone healthy and stimulated in order to increase the longevity of your denture. Implants also give denture wearers more support and a better fit that ensures no movement or slippage when you talk or eat.
Ready to Learn More?
Would you like to meet our doctors and learn which option may be right for your needs? Give Point Place Dental a call today to schedule a consultation.