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Dental Implants vs Dentures: Which Option Is Best?

August 21, 2020
Posted By: Lucio H. Kim DDS
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Missing teeth present a lot of challenges in your daily routine and in the larger scope of your life. For example, when you go out to a restaurant with friends, you may not be able to order your favorite food because it is difficult to chew. You might also feel embarrassed about the appearance of your smile, causing you to avoid those outings with friends.

The good news is that whether you're missing one single tooth or multiple teeth, modern dentistry has excellent solutions to restore your smile. Here's what you should know.

Full and Partial Dentures

If you've lost more than one tooth, a full or partial denture may be the best solution for you. Traditionally, these appliances are removable and designed to complete your smile naturally. A partial denture fills in the gaps of a few missing teeth, while a full denture replaces an entire arch.

Your dentist carefully designs today's dentures to provide a snug fit and complement your facial features, so they look natural.

Dental Implants

Tooth implants are ideal for single tooth replacement, or they can also support appliances like a denture or bridge to restore multiple teeth.

Dental implants in Glendale replace both your root and your tooth, which provides excellent stability and protects the health of your jawbone. Implant placement is also a reliable procedure that has an excellent success rate of 95 percent. They can also potentially last for a lifetime, which means better longevity for your smile.

Which Option Is Right for Me?

Choosing the best solution for your smile can be complicated. If you're replacing one single tooth, dental implants can be a cost-effective and smart solution. If you're dealing with multiple missing teeth, you might consider a bridge or denture, or an implant-supported appliance.

Dr. Kim can not only help you determine which option would be best for your lifestyle and your budget, but he can also guide you through the process from start to finish at our Glendale, CA dental office. If you would like to schedule a smile evaluation with Dr. Kim to learn more about the options for your smile, call our dental office today at (818) 242-3739.

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