The Great Debate: Dentures vs Dental Implant in Eagan MN

For anyone who is considering significant dental work, or a dental implant in Eagan, MN there will inevitably come a time when you must decide between purchasing dentures and having dental implants. Here are a few questions to consider when making your choice.

 

Is there a difference between dental implants and permanent dentures?

 

Yes. Contrary to how the name sounds, permanent dentures are NOT the same thing as dental implants. While dental implants can be used in conjunction with dentures, they aren’t the same & hellip at all. Permanent Dentures are a set of false teeth, made to the clients specifications (color, tooth size, tooth layout, etc.) that can be removed whenever the client wants to take them out. Dentures replace the set of natural teeth (all teeth are extracted, leaving only gums) and sit snugly around the gums. While the word ‘permanent’ is in the title, this word simply means the ‘last set’ of removable dentures prepared after the gums have healed completely. Do not be confused, permanent does not mean the teeth will not move, because they will. With dentures, the wearer must be conscious of what they eat because dentures move when you eat.

 

Dental implants are a completely different dental procedure. While dentures normally replace the full set of natural teeth, dental implants may not. There are several different types of dental implants, including single tooth or multiple teeth and also implants to secure or replace a set of dentures. The process of getting dental implants includes drilling metal ‘roots’ into the jaw bone and capping them off with either a single tooth, a set of several teeth or securing an entire set of dentures. Dental implants are not removable and they stay secure, much like the natural tooth. Implants also do not impede a client’s speech, like dentures do, because the denture ‘roof’ is no longer there. Implants are literally like a set of natural teeth and you can treat them as such.

 

Are there dentists in the Eagan, MN area that offer dental implants?

 

A dental implant in Eagan, MN is not hard to find. There are several dentists in the area who have started offering the dental implant as an alternative to dentures or traditional bridges. Dentists such as Dakota Dental & Implant Center in Rosemount offer a wide range of dental services, including dental implants and dentures. For more information on this dentist, you can visit their website at Dakotadentalandimplantcenter.com.

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