Dentures and dental implants are two solutions that replace one or more missing teeth. Dentures and implants each have their own set of advantages and disadvantages, so consult our dentist about all of your options. At We C Kids Dental in El Monte, CA, we go above and beyond to provide patients with the most advanced dental treatments and procedures that can help them improve their overall health.
Dentures are removable false teeth that are custom-made from acrylic, nylon, or metal. Dentures can be full or partial, depending on how many replacement teeth you require.
Dental implants are titanium rods or screws that are inserted into the jawbone and bonded to it. They function as artificial roots and serve as foundations for crowns, permanent tooth replacements that appear and feel like natural teeth.
Dentures are a terrific way to ensure that you can still have the appearance of a whole set of teeth if you have an unhealthy or weak jaw or gums. Advances have also been made to make false teeth appear more natural, so you don't have to hide your dentures from everyone. Dentures are also less expensive upfront than dental implants.
Denture glue or paste is required to hold the teeth in place. Dentures can fall out of place while speaking or eating if this glue isn't used, which can cause a lot of humiliation. If you still have some teeth, partial dentures are an option. But if they don't fit properly, they might cause decay and infection in the remaining teeth.
Implants are a long-term remedy for tooth loss since they do not move or slip. They don't need to be removed, cleaned, or attached to anything, making them easy to maintain. A dental implant can be a lifelong solution to tooth loss if you take care of it the same way you would your natural teeth.
Dental implants are more expensive than dentures, which is why many people choose dentures instead of implants. But when you include in the additional costs of dentures such as cleaning solutions, adhesives, repairs, and denture replacement, dental implants are typically a superior financial option and well worth the increased upfront cost.
Contact We C Kids Dental for the best dental care. To book an appointment, call (626) 628-2424 or visit 10643 Valley Blvd Suite A/B, El Monte, CA 91731.