Implants vs Bridges and Dentures
If you are missing teeth, then there is a very high chance that you are greatly motivated to replace them. Replacing your missing teeth can not only improve the appearance of your smile, but it can also greatly improve your quality of life. Having missing teeth can make it difficult to speak clearly, but it can also impair your ability to eat and chew, as well.
It is easy to forget how important self-confidence is to feel at ease with your smile, but when you are missing several or all of your teeth, you may find yourself not wanting to share your smile with anyone. When we here at Jon C. Packman DDS have a patient in our exam chair who is missing teeth, we like to discuss the possibility of implants, bridges, and dentures with them to help them restore both their smile and their self-esteem.
Pros and Cons of Dental Implants
Dental implants provide several significant advantages.
There are also a few disadvantages to dental implants as well.
Pros and Cons of Dental Bridges
Benefits of dental bridges include:
There are also a few disadvantages associated with dental bridges as well.
Pros and Cons of Dentures
Some of the major benefits of dentures include:
;If you are already missing teeth, dentures do not require surgery.
;Today’s generation of dentures is much more natural looking and attractive, giving wearers an improved smile. The acrylic tray can be dyed to match your skin tone.
;A pair of properly fitted dentures should not move around at all, and well-fitted dentures may not even require dental adhesive for a secure fit.
Drawbacks to dentures can include: