Should I get dental implants or dentures?

The answer to this question strongly depends on your personal needs and goals. Each procedure has its advantages and drawbacks, and we are happy to discuss both of these in-depth with you to help you decide which option is right for you.

While dentures are usually covered by insurance and are often the more affordable solution, they do not stop the deterioration of the bone and other tissue the way that dental implants do. They are also not permanent and require considerably more maintenance than dental implants, although implant-retained dentures and partials are also an option.

Some insurance plans are starting to cover dental implants, and we can certainly talk to your insurance company and find out whether they cover the implant procedure or the restoration. Depending on how many teeth need to be replaced, the cost may make implants a less attractive option. However, it’s important to know that unlike dentures, implants are a much longer lasting part of your mouth and look and function exactly the same as a natural tooth. Dental implants will also prevent bone loss in your jaw.

If you are missing teeth, call Lomita-Torrance Dental today to schedule a consultation to learn more about your options.