The Advantages of Dental Implants Over Traditional Dentures
Making the comparison and decision of dental implants vs. dentures can be a challenging and very personal one for many people. However, Dr. Penhaskashi’s expertise, our team at West Valley Dental Implant Practice, and the dynamics of dental implants and the jaw make this choice much easier for our patients. Here are some reasons why!
The Progression of Bone Loss
You need your teeth to have good oral health. Teeth are a major part of what keeps your jaw bone healthy, strong, and dense. Without teeth in place to do so, the jaw bone slowly deteriorates.
As you lose jawbone density, dentures can be an uncomfortable option because you’ll lack the needed bone structure to support them. But other types of implant options are available to you that would still make it possible for you to permanently fill the gaps in your smile. You won’t need to rely on a fake set of teeth day in and day out.
Our West Valley Practice
West Valley Implant Dental Practice works closely with patients in the three most important areas of dental work: periodontal disease treatment for healthy teeth, cosmetic treatment for aesthetically beautiful teeth, and implant dentistry for a beautifully restored smile.
Dentures or Dental Implants in Encino, CA
If you have multiple teeth that need to be replaced, you have two options: dentures or dental implants. Most choose dental implants in Encino, CA, with Dr. Alfred Penhaskashi because they look the most authentic and offer both improved function and unmatched health benefits.
Dental Implants vs. Dentures
There are a few key differences between these two forms of restorative dentistry:
- Number of Missing Teeth: Dental implants can be used for one or more missing teeth but dentures usually only replace multiple missing teeth.
- Quality of Appearance: Implants offer exceptional comfort and appearance compared to other dental appliances.
- Long-Lasting: Longevity and function are unmatched by dental implants to make eating, smiling, and speaking enjoyable and effortless.
- Bone Density: Traditional dental appliances such as dentures increase bone loss, while implants help to stop it.
- Quality of Life: Getting dental implants is a life- and health-transforming experience.
Comparing Dental Implants and Dentures
Not all dental restorative devices are created equal. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits and drawbacks associated with each of these treatments.
Dental Implants are the leading choice for patients who have lost one or more teeth because they provide the structural support, comfort, and other qualities inherent to natural teeth. Implants are anchored in the jaw where they integrate and work to halt the bone loss that typically follows tooth loss.
A strong jaw also helps maintain good muscle structure in the face and helps reduce aging of facial appearance. Dental implants are strong, dependable and aesthetically pleasing. Whether you need to fill one space or many, implants blend seamlessly with the rest of your natural teeth. Patients with dental implants can eat whatever they desire and speak and smile without worry.
Traditional full dentures are removable appliances constructed from materials that are secured to the gum line with pastes or adhesives. Partial dentures are made with the same materials, but are held in place with clasps that attach to surrounding teeth.
Patients who wear dentures typically find them to be cumbersome and difficult to manage when eating and speaking because of slippage and noise. Dentures need to be replaced every few years, and multiple adjustments are often required to make them more comfortable and functional.
In terms of health, removable dental appliances are not recommended because they sit on the gums, do nothing to stabilize the jaw bone, and increase the potential for future additional loss of teeth. Bone density is likely to continue to diminish, which can place other existing teeth at risk and negatively affect facial appearance.
Learn More About Dental Implants Today
Get in touch with our office today to learn how dental implants in Encino, CA, with Dr. Penhaskashi are a better option than traditional dentures. Discover for yourself all the health benefits that come with implants and discuss your options with our team. We look forward to helping you restore your smile and improve your overall oral health.