Teeth Replacement Options
Whether you have lost one or many teeth, there are a number of treatment options available to get you smiling again. No matter your situation, we are committed to finding the best tooth replacement option for you.
Options For Replacing Teeth
If you’re missing most or all of your teeth, there are a couple of different options to replace an entire row or both rows of your teeth. Dentures, implant snap-on dentures, and full-mouth dental implants are all options that offer different pros and cons. While full-mouth dental implants often make the most sense from a health, financial, and long-term standpoint there are other treatment options to be aware of when looking at overall teeth replacement options. Learn more about each below.
Full-Mouth Dental Implants
The full-mouth dental implant is a full set of upper or lower teeth that are permanently attached to dental implants. Depending on your oral health, gum tissue, and bone density, anywhere from four to eight implants are placed on the bottom and/or upper arch, and permanent teeth are attached to the implants. You will not be able to remove the teeth – it is designed to only be removed by a dentist. Full-mouth implants are the best option for replacing an entire arch of teeth and offer many benefits, including:
- Natural feel. Minimal movement makes this option the closest feeling to your natural teeth.
- Greatest function. Get back your full biting and chewing ability.
- No limitations. Enjoy—and taste—your favorite foods without worrying about whether or not you can.
- No pain. Never have pain from root canals, crowns, or extractions again, or deal with taking your dentures in and out each night.
- Permanent. Make one investment in full mouth implants for a forever-functioning, beautiful smile.
- Avoid other issues. Prevent bone loss, premature aging, and facial sagging.
Implant Snap-On Denture
Implant snap-on dentures are a very popular option for tooth replacement. Two dental implants are placed on the bottom or top arch of your mouth and the denture attaches to the implants, making it much more secure than traditional dentures.
- More affordable than full-mouth implants.
- Easily removed for cleaning.
- Improved ability to taste.
- Prevents bone loss.
Traditional dentures have been around for centuries, making them a well-known option for tooth replacement. While they can look nice and are better than nothing, they have some major drawbacks. Dentures can be difficult to eat with due to them moving around and due to the roof of the mouth being covered, many people experience loss of taste and temperature sensations.
While we specialize in full-mouth dental implants for those seeking a permanent solution to their oral health struggles or looking to replace their dentures. We also understand that dentures are the right option for some patients.Dentures vs. Full-Mouth Dental Implants
Not Sure Which Option Is Right For You?
Give us a call—we're happy to talk about all available options and find one that works best for you.Call Drew Family Dentistry