Dentures vs. Dental Implants in Mesa: Making a Decision

by | Apr 6, 2015 | Dentistry

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Are you trying to weigh the pros and cons between dentures and dental implants? Mesa, AZ options for both are extensive and while both can be expensive the outcome of a healthy and functioning smile is priceless. Before investing in your smile one way or the other, there’s a lot to consider. And in addition to considering whether or not to go with dentures or dental implants you’ll also have to choose the right cosmetic dentist to perform your chosen procedure. A consultation with one or more cosmetic dentists who does dentures as well as dental implants in Mesa can help you choose the right dentist as well as choose the procedure you’ll have done.

Dental Implants are Permanent

Dental implants are permanent so there’s no worries about getting caught without your teeth. There are no special adhesives to purchase. Once they are in they are there permanently and are cared for much the same way you care for regular teeth.

There is a longer process with dental implants than dentures but the outcome is one that many say is worthwhile. You won’t have to worry about slippage, clicking of the teeth, or refrain from eating certain foods due to the fact that the food isn’t exactly compatible with false teeth.

Dental implants fuse to the jaw bone through a titanium post and a crown on top. That crown is designed to fit your mouth and to look natural and even better than your natural tooth did. Whether you get a few dental implants or replace an entire arch an implants dentist does so with care and precision.

Dental Implants Can be Complex

Not everyone has adequate jaw bone to support dental implants. Some medical conditions could also make this less of a possibility for you and in that case, dentures could be better. Talking to a Mesa cosmetic dentist about the options will include an examination to determine which solution might be more prudent for you.

Weighing Costs: Dentures or Dental Implants

While the cost of dentures and dental implants in Mesa and elsewhere can be expensive, they are both good options for replacing missing teeth. Dental implants are more expensive initially but in weighing the pros and cons of each option you need to look at it as an investment in your oral health and in convenience. Dental financing may also be available helping you with either option.

Ultimately, it’s a personal choice but you can make this choice after being informed and discussing the pros and cons of each option with a qualified dentist who offers both options.

Dr. Salem at Danny Salem DDS PLLC can provide you with a consultation to help you explore dental implants in Mesa as well as alternatives.