Posted On: July 12, 2023 by Dr. Fariba Kalantari
Having teeth missing can make people feel uncomfortable in social situations and reduce their self-esteem. But it can also have a negative impact on a person’s health. If you’re missing one or more teeth, however, you’re far from alone. According to one study, around 70% of American adults between the ages of 35 to 44 are missing at least one tooth.
The two main solutions for missing teeth are dentures and dental implants. Both can help restore your smile, but they have significantly different advantages and disadvantages for the people that use them.
In the following article, our dental experts explore the pros and cons of both dentures and implants. We also go over a few key points to help you decide which option is the right one for you.
Dentures are tooth replacements that can be removed as needed. They come in full sets for people who have lost all of their teeth, or partial sets for people who are missing just a few. Thanks to advances in technology and materials science, dentures are higher-quality and more attractive than ever before.
Dentures have a few notable upsides compared to implants. These include:
There are also a few notable downsides to dentures as a replacement teeth solution. These include:
Dental implants are a much newer solution for missing teeth than dentures, but they’ve become increasingly popular in recent years. Much of that is due to advances in materials and technology that have made implants more affordable and easier to get. Thanks to innovations like 3-D printing, dental professionals can create highly accurate replacement implants much more quickly than even a decade ago.
Dental implants offer some significant advantages over dentures, including:
There are also a few noteworthy downsides to implants. These include:
No one solution is right for everyone. The best teeth replacement solution for you depends on your budget and personal preferences. If both options are available to you, it’s worth considering them thoroughly before deciding.
For some people, dentures can be a better option. These people include:
Many people may find dental implants to be a superior choice for their needs. These include:
Both dentures and dental implants offer people with missing teeth a way to get their smile back and restore confidence. But while dentures provide an affordable solution that doesn’t require an invasive procedure to install, implants function just like natural teeth and can last just as long when cared for properly.
Whichever solution you decide is best for you, make sure you go over all of your concerns and hopes with your dentist. They can offer more information that could help you reconsider or feel more confident about your decision.
The leading dentist Dr. Fariba Kalantari, DDS, is passionate about improving smiles. She earned prestigious fellowships from the Academy of General Dentistry and International Congress of Oral Implantology after graduating early from Columbia University School of Dentistry in 1992. She is a true authority in the industry due to her extensive training in dental implantology, aesthetic dentistry, prosthodontics, orthodontics, and oral surgery.
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