D
o you have missing teeth in one or both jaws? Are you unable to choose between dentures or dental implants? Let us learn a bit more about each of them. It is important for you to understand their differences before you decide.

What are Dentures?:
Dentures are made of a pink colored acrylic base which supports the denture teeth. Dentures also contain a lightweight metal framework for extra support. Dentures are also of two types- partial dentures and complete dentures. Complete replace all the teeth in the upper or lower jaw or in both jaws and rest directly on the gums.
Partial dentures are used to fill in gaps and are supported by clasps or other attachments around existing teeth.

Pros and Cons of Dentures:

  • Dentures are affordable when compared to implants.
  • Dentures are also a better option to start with to get used to the feel.
  • The biggest disadvantage of dentures is that they do not look as natural as dental implants.
  • Dentures also require high maintenance as they have to be removed and cleaned every day.
  • Some patients complain that dentures often slip out during eating or speaking.
  • If Dentures are not cleaned properly, there is an increased risk of gum disease because of the food trapped in them.
  • Dentures are also not as durable as implants and require frequent replacements.

What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant maintains the structure of your jaw with the help of a titanium post which is inserted into the jawbone. Due to this, facial appearance is not sunken and the implant replicates a natural tooth. Implants, are easy to care for. You can follow the same dental regimen as you have been doing every day.

Pros and Cons of Implants:

  • Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth and they do not affect your speech in anyway. With Implants, you can eat whatever you want. But with Dentures, one has to avoid sticky and crunchy food.
  • Dental implants, though expensive and have a lengthy healing process, are a permanent and viable solution for missing teeth.

Regardless of which option you pick, talk to our team on (215)-672-9444 for Dental plans and Special offers- we will make sure we have just the right plan for you!