Dentures Versus implants

Dental Implants Versus Dentures - Pros And Cons by Oral-B  June 20, 2015 – 09:03 am
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According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, statistics show that nearly 70% of adults aged 35 to 44 years in the United States have at least one missing tooth due to an accident, tooth decay, gum disease, or dental fractures.

But there’s no need to go through life with missing teeth. These days, many good alternatives are available. Dental implants and dentures are the most common options. Dentures are false teeth, and although their quality has improved, they’re not ideal for everyone. If not secured with denture adhesive, dentures might slip out of place while eating or speaking, which is embarrassing, and partial dentures might promote infection and decay in other teeth if they aren’t fitted properly, which may increase the risk that you would need a tooth filling on the abutment (adjoining) tooth. That said, dentures may be the best choice for people whose gums and jaw are weak or unhealthy.

If you are missing teeth and your gums and jaw are healthy, you may benefit from dental implants, which are replacement teeth that are implanted surgically into the jawbone. With good oral hygiene, dental implants can last for 20 years or more without the need for replacement. Dental implants are often a popular choice for people who have only one or two teeth missing, but they can be an alternative to dentures if you have several missing teeth. As long as your gums and jaw are healthy, two or more implants can serve as a base of support for several replacement teeth.

Source: www.oralb.com


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Implants versus dentures

I was like you and didn't go to the dentist for a long time, almost 20 years. I don't know why. I kept putting it off. I was so nervous I thought the dentist would tell me there was nothing they could do for me. I had dental insurance so that was not the problem. My gums were very inflamed. I finally got the guts to go to the dentist. That was about over a year ago. I also had to go and see a periodontist and an endodontist. It was very expensive and probably would not have been able to afford the work without the insurance.
Implants are very expensive. What about bridgework

Veneers versus dentures

If you have teeth that can be saved, then hold on to them and get veneers. For the teeth you are missing you can get partial dentures (cheaper) OR get permanent implants (more expensive).
If you don't have insurance this will be expensive no matter what. Get your yellow pages out, find dentists, and start calling (explain your situation and what you think you need). Many dentist (the legitimate kind) will actually give you a free consultation and their ideas on what can be done.
For a cleaning and some ideas as to where to go, try UCSF - I believe they take people like you for clinical care and assessment


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