Implants Vs Dentures
Losing your teeth is a serious problem. The more teeth you lose, the more your quality of life, and your ability to perform otherwise simple tasks, suffers. Replacing your missing teeth is essential for restoring your beautiful smile and for returning your abilities to eat and speak back to normal. At Cameo Dental Specialists, we strive to provide you with the best possible oral health care. To achieve this goal, we provide you with options. When it comes to tooth loss, you have your choice of dentures or implants.
Dentures—The Traditional Replacement OptionDentures have been used for decades to replace missing teeth. They are available in partial (replacing a section of missing teeth) and full (replacing an entire arch of missing teeth). Dentures are removable prosthetic teeth, which are set into an acrylic gum-colored base. The base rests on your gums and is held in place with suction (when they fit properly). Dentures are supported by your gums. They are designed to be taken out every night for daily cleaning and should be left out every night to give your gums a break.
Benefits and Drawbacks of DenturesThere are a few benefits to dentures:
There are also several drawbacks to dentures as well:
Dental Implants—The Latest DevelopmentDental implants are the latest development for replacing missing teeth. They are considered to be a permanent solution to tooth loss. Implants consist of three major parts, the implants (titanium rods inserted into your jawbone), abutments (the connectors) and your replacement teeth. They can be used to replace any number of missing teeth, from one to all of them. The exact number of implants required depends heavily upon factors like the condition of your jawbone and the number of teeth being replaced. An entire implant supported denture can typically be supported by 6 to 8 implants, although as few as four may be used in specific situations.
Benefits and Drawbacks of ImplantsThere are numerous benefits associated with dental implants:
Despite these many benefits, there are a few drawbacks to dental implants as well:
If you have experienced tooth loss, it is imperative that you take action to replace your missing teeth. To learn more about your options, and find out if implants are the best solution for you, contact Cameo Dental Specialists today at (708) 456-7787!
The Cameo doctors who lead our experienced and highly trained staff provide exceptional care in a friendly and comfortable environment.
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7603 West North Avenue
River Forest, Illinois 60305
3116 Oak Park Avenue
Berwyn, Illinois 60402
475 West 55th Street, Suite 208
La Grange, IL 60525
910 W. Van Buren Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60607