In the past, patients with multiple missing teeth had to settle for dentures. Thanks to modern technology at Corbin Dental, patients can now receive a choice between them or dental implants. Dental implants provide patients with additional comfort and increased functionality. In fact, it is quite common for a patient with dentures to switch to dental implants and report an improvement in their daily life. This is because dental implants eliminate many of the frustrating side effects of dentures, such as slippage and bone deterioration. Choosing dental implants over dentures can offer many advantages. These include:

Titanium composition – Dental implants are made from titanium; a material that is naturally compatible with the body. Dentures are made from plastic and cast metal; two foreign materials that can cause irritation to the gums.

Increased stability – The base of a dental implant is very similar to the root structure of a natural tooth. This provides more stability than you would get with dentures, which simply rest on top of the gums.

Replace single or multiple teeth – Dental implants can replace any number of teeth. Dentures can only be used for multiple missing teeth.

Long term solution – Dentures generally need to be replaced every five to seven years. Dental implants can last an entire lifetime with proper care and maintenance.

Preservation of bone and tissue – Implants actively stimulate the jawbone to promote growth and prevent deterioration. Over time, dentures will allow the facial structure to deteriorate and enhance any signs of aging.

While both treatment options replace missing teeth, getting dental implants is more sustainable in the long term. Not only do they look and feel natural, but they help to preserve the facial structure and are resistant to decay. Patients who received dental implants over two decades ago continue to report optimum functionality.