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Dental Implants vs. Dentures - Options for Replacing Multiple Missing Teeth

September 30, 2016
Posted By: Dr. Lucio H. Kim
Dental Implants by Dr. Lucio H. Kim, DDS, Glendale CA

Daily life is a challenge when you're missing multiple teeth. Chewing your food properly becomes difficult, and this means your nutrition and diet may suffer. Smiling and talking in front of others may feel embarrassing, and this can affect your confidence. The good news is that there are options for replacing multiple missing teeth, and Dr. Lucio Kim can help! Dentures or Dental Implants in Glendale may be the solution you're looking for, and here are some of the differences between them.

What is a Denture?

A denture is a removable appliance, typically made of acrylic that is designed to replace an entire arch of teeth with custom-designed prosthetic teeth. It utilizes a snug fit, suction, and sometimes a dental adhesive to stay in place. For most patients, there's a learning curve for talking and eating as they're first getting used to wearing their dentures, but most people appreciate how they immediately restore their smiles and change the appearance of their faces.

What is a Dental Implant?

For patients who are missing multiple teeth, dental implants can be used to provide support for dental prosthetics such as a bridge or denture. In these procedures, implants are strategically placed into your bone, and your bridge or denture is designed to "snap" into the implants. This provides a secure and stable foundation for your appliance while giving your bone the stimulation it needs to remain healthy. Implants have revolutionized the way patients wear their dentures since there is no longer movement or slippage.

How Do I Know Which Option is Right For Me?

Dr. Kim can determine which replacement option will best suit your needs through an initial examination and x-rays. His advanced skills and training allow him to perform the surgical portion of your implant treatment, as well as the restoration. You won't find this level of care at most practices.

You no longer have to live with a compromised smile! The first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kim, so we encourage you to call us today.

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