Sarasota Dental Arts

Replacing Missing Teeth: Dentures vs. Dental Implant

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Living with one or more missing teeth greatly impacts your quality of life. Eating becomes a challenge, while talking or smiling in front of others may feel uncomfortable. The good news is there are many great choices for restoring your smile and your confidence, and here are some of your options.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is capable of restoring one or more missing teeth using a titanium post, abutment, and porcelain crown. The post is placed into your jawbone during a simple surgical procedure, and when it heals and integrates with your bone, it then acts as a support for your new porcelain crown, which is attached with the abutment.

Dental implants offer a very close replica of your natural tooth, even down to the root, as you'll be able to eat and chew comfortably again. Because your crown is designed to match your smile flawlessly, you'll also smile and talk with confidence again.

Dentures

Patients missing multiple teeth, or who have many teeth that are compromised might benefit from a denture. Typically made of acrylic, dentures replace an entire arch of teeth. Today's dentures are designed with aesthetics and fit in mind, so they look more natural and offer a better fit than ever before.

Traditional dentures rely on a snug fit and suction to stay in place; however, dental implants can also be used to support dentures. A few implants can hold a denture in place and eliminate any slippage or movement when you are talking or eating. Implants also work to keep your bone healthy by keeping it stimulated, which reduces the deterioration that typically occurs with traditional dentures. This increases the longevity of your denture.

If you are considering dental implants in Sarasota, contact Sarasota Dental Arts. Dr. Kaya Aygen uses cutting-edge technology to plan implant placement, and he can complete your entire implant treatment from start to finish here at our FL office. Call us today to schedule your implant consultation with Dr. Aygen.