Should I Get Dentures or Dental Implants?

If most or all of your teeth suffer from damage, decay, or gum disease, you may be wondering what your options are. In the past, the solution to teeth that were beyond repair was to pull them out and create a set of dentures.

  • Often slip and move around; cause discomfort
  • Can feel fake and unnatural
  • Likely require creams and adhesives
  • Need to be removed regularly for cleaning
  • Restricted chewing capacity (often have to avoid certain foods)
  • Decreasing jawbone quality can lead to further deterioration of facial structure

Thankfully, there is an alternative. Lomita Torrance Dental specializes in tooth replacement, including full arch replacement. If you are considering dentures as an option for replacing damaged teeth, consider first the advantages of dental implants.

Why Are Dental Implants a Better Option than Dentures?

Both dental implants and dentures are commonly used in dentistry today. However, dental implants are better than dentures in the following ways.

A Permanent, Durable Solution

Dental implants are a permanent solution. The implant is fused to the jawbone so that it is permanently there like a natural tooth. Dentures are removable devices (not permanent), and they can warp under hot water or break. Dentures may need to be adjusted, repaired, or replaced within just seven years. Dental implants are secure, durable, and built to last a lifetime. Statistics show that dental implants have a 98 percent success rate.

Convenience

Removable dentures are just that; removable. Dental implants eliminate the embarrassing inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.

Easier Eating

Sliding dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants function like your own teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and without pain.

A Natural Smile

Dentures may look fake or unnatural. Conversely, dental implants look completely natural and blend with the surrounding teeth. With a dental implant for your tooth restoration, your smile will be completely restored and aesthetically pleasing.

Due to these advantages, Torrance cosmetic dentist  Dr. Fong prefers dental implants over dentures for tooth restoration. To learn more about this treatment and to schedule your initial consultation.

Schedule An Appointment With Lomita Torrance Dental Office, Torrance

We value your trust in us as part of your family’s total healthcare team and look forward to getting to know each of you as the wonderfully unique individual that you are. Each one of us loves what we do and we believe at Lomita Torrance Dental Office that it shows in the quality of our work and our patient interactions and it is one of the reasons why Lomita Torrance Dental Office is the clear choice for the dental patients in the surrounding neighborhood.

We hope that each of our patient has a happy and healthy smile makeover and that means protecting your teeth and your oral health. We care for your smile and to have a detailed understanding regarding your oral care, you can always schedule a consultation with our dental hygienist at 23520 Crenshaw Boulevard Torrance, CA 90505 or by calling us at (424) 201-2885.

About Your Torrance, CA, Periodontist Dr. Teboul:

We look forward to providing families with exceptional care and advanced treatment options. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Teboul contact our Torrance, CA, dental office today by calling (424) 201-2885. Our office welcomes new patients in and around Torrance, CA, including Lomita, Lawndale, Carson, Redondo Beach, West Carson, Gardena, Alondra Park, Manhattan Beach and the surrounding Los Angeles County communities.

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