Dentures vs. Dental Implants: Which Is Right for You?

Whether through accident, illness, or age, you have found yourself in need of some significant dental work. When it comes to dental restoration or replacement, though, there are numerous options. The options can be overwhelming. However, some options have certain advantages over others depending on your needs and goals.

The dental experts at Princeton Prosthodontics and Dental Implants recognize that different people need different dental solutions. We specialize in advanced restorative dentistry and take pride in addressing each patient’s unique needs. Read on to learn more about the relative advantages of dentures and dental implants and discover which option is best for you.

What are dentures?

Dentures are a removal dental prosthetic that look like natural teeth, effectively replacing missing teeth and the surrounding gum tissue. We all probably know at least a few people who wear dentures. There are likely many more people in your life that wear dentures than you may realize, however – modern dentures are quite difficult to differentiate from the real thing. Depending on your needs, you can receive either complete dentures or partial dentures.

Why would I choose dentures over dental implants?

While many people prefer dental implants, dentures are still a better option for certain patients. Some individuals cannot undergo the dental implant procedure without also having a bone graft procedure due to unhealthy or weak jaws or gums. These patients may prefer to be fitted for dentures, instead.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a permanent restorative dentistry solution that involve implanting root replacements in the jawbone. Over time, they bond with your natural bone. They can also be used to support crowns (artificial teeth).

Why would I choose dental implants over dentures?

Many people prefer dental implants due to their relative lack of maintenance compared to dentures. Dental implants also help to maintain your jaws and gums’ strength and structure while lasting for many years.

We hope this shed some light on your restorative dentistry options. To learn more about Princeton Prosthodontics and Dental Implants and how we can transform your smile, contact us online or call us at (609) 924-1234 to schedule an appointment today!