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Weighing Your Tooth Replacement Options

February 7, 2017
Posted By: Dr. Shane Ruggless
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Finding the right option for a tooth replacement can be a real pain. There are several options to consider when choosing which service to replace missing teeth. The most common options offered are dental implants and partial dentures. Dental implants are the longer lasting and more effective of the two options because the implants titanium permanently fixed in place. Partial dentures are false teeth that are secured with adhesive to replace missing teeth.

Comparing Dental Implants and Partial Dentures

There are some significant differences to consider when choosing between dental implants and partial dentures:

  • Cost and Insurance coverage: Dental implants are more expensive than partial dentures and tend to usually be covered by insurance. Implants are rarely covered.
  • Durability: Dental implants last longer with proper care where dentures will have to be replaced occasionally.
  • Oral health and hygiene: Dentures can cause bone loss and gum shrinkage, increasing the risk of infection and tooth decay, whereas dental implants do not.
  • Appearance and Convenience: Dental implants have a more natural look and feel due to the fact that no adhesive is used. For denture, slippage can occur as well as discomfort, if it isn’t fit properly,

Dental Implants in Springfield, IL

If you have any questions, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, contact our offices. We are looking forward to helping you choose the right fit for a brighter smile

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