Dental Implants Vs. False Teeth

10 June 2015
 Categories: Dentist, Blog

Whether you have lost a tooth due to injury or decay, dental implants and false teeth can be great options to help fill in the space where the tooth or teeth are missing. Your dentist will likely provide you with two options to help you decide how to fill in the gap. You can either choose a false tooth or a dental implant. The implant is more intensive because it is a permanent fixture, whereas the false tooth can be removable. There are benefits to both making them great options for anyone who feels less than confident about their smile. 

Dental Implants

Dental implants feel much more natural than false teeth. Your mouth is accustomed to having a tooth implanted into the jaw bone. When you choose false teeth over the implant, you may have trouble talking and eating until you grow more accustomed to the feel. When eating sticky foods, you will likely have to take the dentures out or just avoid eating them altogether. With a dental implant, you do not have to worry about doing this. 

Because dental implants are more permanent structures, you do not have to worry about them falling out. This can be rather embarrassing when you are in front of other people. The implant is connected to the mouth using a titanium post that is installed right into the jawbone.


False Teeth

Partial dentures can cost anywhere from $700 to $1800 depending on insurance and what is needed. This can be much more affordable than a dental implant where they can range $1500 to $7500 for one implant. This is a great savings by choosing the partial over an implant. If the bone is not able to support the implant, a denture is a better option for you as the patient. If you try to get an implant with little bone available, it will eventually come out. 

Another great benefit about false teeth is that they can be removed to clean. This is much easier than cleaning an implant. There are special products available at the local store to help keep your dentures clean so they remain in good condition. Being able to remove the dentures when you eat something hard or sticky will help preserve them much longer. This means you don't have to worry about breaking them and replacing them. 

For more information. contact professionals like Carpenter Dental, Charles M. Carpenter DMD, and Chas M. Carpenter DMD.