Living with missing teeth can be distressing in several ways, since patients are often unable to eat the food they love or talk and laugh with ease. Both traditional dentures and implant-supported dentures replace teeth, but feature vastly different functions and benefits. If you are considering replacing lost teeth, but are not sure which option is right for you, Dr. Jose Valenzuela, Jr. can describe the differences between dental implants vs. dentures during a consultation at his Los Algodones, Baja California, Mexico practice.
Traditional dentures are removable appliances that replace some or all of your teeth. Full dentures replace all of the teeth in your upper, lower (or both) jaws. A full set of dentures rest directly on the gums and are held in place by natural suction, or by the use of dental adhesive.
Dentures have a pink, gum-colored acrylic base, and can sometimes be accompanied by a light metal framework for increased stability. Dentures are more affordable than dental implants. Though they might fulfill the function of replacing missing teeth, traditional dentures have several drawbacks, including:
Dental implants are considered the gold standard in restorative dentistry, as they offer unparalleled benefits of security and stability, and also preserve patients' oral health.
A dental implant is a small titanium post that is surgically inserted into the jawbone, which fuses with the surrounding tissues and replaces lost tooth roots. A variety of natural-looking customized restorations can then be attached to dental implants, depending on the patient's needs.
Dr. Valenzuela and his dedicated, friendly staff can help you choose the right restorative treatment by evaluating factors such as your oral health, lifestyle, and aesthetic goals.
Dr. Valenzuela is a dental implant expert who utilizes the most advanced technology, to ensure his patients experience the maximum benefits of the treatment. At Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center, we offer different types of dental implants to suit the needs of our patients.
The unique benefits of dental implant-supported restorations include:
Dr. Valenzuela and his dedicated, friendly staff can help you choose the right restorative treatment by evaluating factors such as your oral health, lifestyle, and aesthetic goals. Contact us today to learn more about dental implants and dentures and to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Valenzuela.
Calle 2 1005 Vicente Guerrero
Los Algodones, BCN 21970
Dr. Valenzuela is light-hearted, funny, and does everything he can to put you at ease.