Should You Get Dentures or Dental Implants?

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Should You Get Dentures or Dental Implants?

Unfortunately for many of us, there will come a time when our own teeth just don’t cut it anymore. But should you consider dentures, or dental implants?

While many of us would like to believe our teeth will last forever, 57% of people between 65 and 74 need dentures or dental implants.

While prevention is certainly the best option - and you can give your teeth their best shot with regular dentist visits and consistent brushing and flossing - there may come a time when you have to choose between dentures and dental implants.

Dentures

Dentures are removable appliances that replace missing teeth and gum tissue.

There are two varieties: full dentures, which replace all the teeth in the jaw, and partial dentures, which fill in gaps and sit on your palate.

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Full Dentures

Dental Implants

An implant is a titanium post that is placed in the jawbone and replaces the natural tooth - which means the tooth is anchored strongly, and you can go about your normal eating and drinking routines as if you still had your real teeth - implants function in an identical manner to the teeth they replace.

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Dental Implants Before and After

While dentures are still an option, science has come so far with implants that there really is no contest. A well-made denture is still a denture! - Dr. Holman Yu, Dentistry in Waterloo

While dentures are certainly more affordable, they do wear down the surrounding teeth and gums, and may result in your teeth having to be reshaped in order to accommodate them.

Looking for more information about dentures or dental implants? Book a consultation with Dentistry in Waterloo HERE!

Dr. Holman Yu has over 14 years of experience and offers consultations to help you decide whether dentures or dental implants are better for your individual needs and lifestyle. Click HERE for more information!