DENTURES VS. IMPLANTS: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES?
In the recent years, getting false teeth have become a popular method in cosmetic dentistry. With the modern dentistry technology, there has been an explosion of alternatives to replace missing tooth. Two of the most common options are dental implants and dentures. So what exactly is different between these two methods?
Dentures can be considered the pioneer in the field of restoring missing teeth. Dentures are a block of false teeth made of porcelain or plastic that replaces some or all missing teeth. They are pressed onto a flesh-colored acrylic base that cover the gums of your teeth.
Dentures are mostly used as a resolution for seniors’ tooth loss.
- Lower cost.
- Stable security and helps improve the appearance of the gums.
- Close replica of the human teeth.
- Faster fitting.
- Simple and does not cause pain; very suitable for seniors.
- Removable, hence the ease of ensuring hygiene.
- Permanent False Teeth
There are two types of permanent false teeth:
A dental bridge is securing one or several false teeth together by a dental crown that is cemented to the abutment tooth. However with this method, only the orthodontist is able to remove the bridge when necessary.
When it comes to dental implants, the orthodontist use titanium implant cylinders to surgically place into the jaw bone. Afterwards, the false tooth is secured onto these cylinders and attached to the abutment.
This method helps substitute the missing tooth by implanting the false tooth into the jawbone or hooking it with the bridge of the abutment tooth. Permanent false teeth function much more like natural teeth, however the patient is not able to remove it themselves.
- Natural looking.
- Functions much more like natural teeth.
- 80-90% as strong as natural teeth.
- Lasts a long time (15-20 years) and even for longer when taken good care of.
- Easy and convenient to clean without the need to remove.
Contact Our LN Dental Chester Hill, NSW Dental Clinic for More Information
LN DENTAL CENTRE
Shop 3, 11 Chester Hill Rd
Chester Hill, NSW
(02) 9644 1499