Dentures vs Implants
Serving Patients in Vancouver WA
If you’ve suffered tooth loss, it is important to know you have options. In the world of dentistry today, patients can select from a variety of dental replacement options including dentures, dental implants, bridges, and more. At Lewis Family & implant Dentistry in Vancouver WA, we want to help you decide which option is best for you. Below you’ll find more information as you weight your teeth replacement options. If you have any questions or if you want to schedule an appointment, please contact our office.
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What is the Best Option for Replacing Missing Teeth?
If you are interested in improving the look and function of your teeth, you are likely considering your many options. While the end result is nearly the same, the choice that is right for you may depend on a variety of factors. Below is a helpful chart comparing the different tooth replacement options.
|Dental Implants||Implant Supported Dentures||Fixed Implant Bridges|
|Recommended for replacing a single missing tooth||Recommended for patients missing all of their teeth||Recommended for patients missing multiple teeth|
|Permanent||Easily snap into implants; only removed at night||Long-lasting|
|Can support crowns, bridges or dentures||Look and function like natural teeth||Look and function like natural teeth|
|Designed to last a lifetime||Designed to last a lifetime||Designed to last a lifetime|
|Bone preservation||Bone preservation||Bone preservation|
What is the Difference Between Dentures and Implants?
Dental implants are permanent. Your dentist will surgically install a titanium or ceramic post directly into your jawbone. Attached to the post will be an abutment and crown. Because dental implants are attached to your jawbone, they function like real teeth. They don’t move around and you brush them like you do the rest of your teeth.
Conventional dentures are removable sets of prosthetic teeth. Oftentimes, dentures are your most affordable option and they don’t require surgery. This is why at Lewis Family & Implant Dentistry, we offer our patients who are missing multiple teeth with implant-supported dentures. These dentures are secured by implants so they are stable. You simply snap them in during the day, then remove them at night for cleaning.
Contact us for Your Teeth Replacement Options
When you become a patient at Lewis Family & Implant Dentistry, our friendly staff in Vancouver WA will provide you with personalized guidance to help you make the best choice in regards to your teeth replacement options. Our dentists are experienced in a wide range of restorative dentistry and we believe everyone should have the dazzling smile they deserve!Back to Dental Implants