Dental Implants versus Dentures
A brief outline of dental implants versus Dentures
Are you missing multiple teeth? Are you looking for a way to replace your missing teeth? At Sudbury Smiles Dentistry we are proud to offer our patients the option of replacing missing teeth with dental implants.
To get a better idea if dental implants are the right choice for replacing your missing teeth we have briefly outlined the differences between implants and dentures.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed in the jaw bone and will act as the anchor for a crown, bridge, or denture. Dental implants are not the right solution for all patients as you need to have some factors in place such as enough jaw bone to hold the implant, healthy gums for optimal healing around the dental implant, and general good health. You will discuss these factors with your dentist at your consultation.
We are also proud to offer our patients dentures as we work with a specialised denturist. Unlike a dental implant, which can replace one tooth or multiple teeth, a denture replaces a set of teeth. Dentures are also removable. Dentures are best suited for patients whose bone or neighbouring teeth are not strong enough to hold an implant or bridge.
If you are not a candidate for dental implants you still have options such as a dentures or dental crowns and bridges.
For more information, please visit the Canadian Dental Association website:
Curious whether dental implants or dentures is the right choice for you?
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