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Implants Vs. Dentures: Which Is Right for You?



Choosing between implants and dentures depends on several factors, including your oral health, lifestyle, budget, and personal preferences. Here's a breakdown to help you decide:



1. Implants:


   Pros:


     - Stability: Implants are surgically placed into the jawbone, providing a stable foundation for replacement teeth.


     - Longevity: With proper care, implants can last a lifetime.


     - Natural feel and appearance: Implants look and feel like natural teeth, providing a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing solution.


     - Jawbone preservation: Implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss.


   Cons:


     - Cost: Implants tend to be more expensive upfront compared to dentures.


     - Surgery: The implant procedure involves surgery and a healing period.


     - Time-consuming: The entire process, from implant placement to crown placement, can take several months.



2. Dentures:


    Pros:


     - Affordability: Dentures are typically more affordable upfront compared to implants.


     - Non-invasive: Dentures do not require surgery for placement.


     - Faster process: Dentures can be fabricated and fitted relatively quickly.


     - Removability: Dentures are removable, making cleaning and maintenance easier.


   Cons:


     - Stability: Dentures may not feel as stable as implants, especially for lower dentures.


     - Bone loss: Dentures do not stimulate the jawbone, leading to bone loss over time.


     - Adjustment period: Some people may experience difficulty speaking or eating initially with dentures.



Consider consulting with our Lauceston Dentaltown Dentist to evaluate your specific needs and determine which option is best for you. WE can assess your oral health, discuss your goals, and provide personalized recommendations.

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