When you have multiple missing teeth you have two options for replacing: dentures or implant-supported dentures. Whichever treatment you choose, it’s important to fill these gaps to protect a comfortable bite and enable you to freely speak, smile, and laugh. Both options offer pros and cons, which we examine below:
Implant-Supported DenturesDental implants offer a powerful way to treat the smile. They are placed directly into the jaw to ensure restorations will not fall out, and are built to last. Implant posts are made of titanium and are capped with custom-made acrylic or porcelain dentures that match the look of natural teeth. Implant-supported dentures are adaptable to the number of missing teeth, from a few to entire rows. The placement procedure is simple and safe, requiring only local anesthesia, and treatment offers permanent benefits.The downside to implant placement and restoration is the cost, which may cause many patients to believe it’s not the right treatment. Dr. Marcia Blazer strives to meet patient needs and offer payment options to make treatments available. Additionally, it’s possible to begin with one implant and introduce more as needed.
Traditional Dentures Custom-fit acrylic dentures are proven to be affordable, easy to repair, and fully customized to your dental needs. After tooth extraction, they are constantly tailored to match the changing dentition, as the jaw heals. Dentures offer the convenience of a removable restoration, making oral health habits and maintenance simple. As many denture wearers know, it’s not a perfect way to restore teeth. They can fall out while speaking, grow uncomfortable with use, and upper dentures cover the palate which limits taste. Although cost-effective, they are not designed to last for a lifetime.
Helping You find the Best Treatment in Scottsdale Marcia Blazer, DDS is passionate about restoring normal dental function to your daily life. If you or someone you know has missing teeth, or is looking to improve their denture care, call our office. You options will be discussed in detail, allowing you to make an informed decision.