Dental Implants Vs. Removable Dentures

Are you looking into teeth replacement options? Dental implants and removable dentures are both excellent choices. However, the option you choose will depend entirely on your situation and on which details are most important to you.

In this blog post, we will take a quick look at the important details and differences between the two options. Please consider these differences before settling on either solution. Our Geismar, LA dental team will be happy to discuss them with you and help you determine which option may be best for your specific situation. Give your friends at Ascension Premier Dental a call to schedule a consultation.

Security

Security is the major issue when patients consider removable dentures versus dental implant-secured restorations. While we work hard to ensure our removable dentures are snug and fit as well as possible, dental implants simply offer a level of stability that just is not available with removable restorations. If you choose removable dentures, we can recommend the best adhesives. However, for top-notch security, dental implants are preferable.

Appearance

Are you highly concerned about your appearance? You certainly are not alone! When considering tooth replacement options, authenticity of appearance is important to many people. Fortunately, all of our tooth replacement options are crafted to look as natural as possible. However, your specific situation will determine which option will help you look your best.

We craft all of our removable dentures to look as realistic as possible. Your teeth will never appear “fake” or look out of place in your mouth. In fact, we take your mouth size and color preferences into account when making them! Our patients are typically very happy with the appearance of their new dentures.

Dental implants are crafted the same way – with special attention paid to your size and color preferences. However, implants do offer a slightly more authentic appearance simply because of the way they sit in your mouth. Because the implants are inserted directly into your gum and the restoration is attached on top, we can create a more natural look. Your new teeth will look just like they have grown out of your gums!

Whichever option you choose, know that we will work hard to create a restoration that looks great in your mouth. Schedule a consultation to learn more.

Comfort

Removable dentures sometimes get a bad rap for being uncomfortable. We want you to know that our team will work hard to ensure that your removable dentures fit as perfectly as possible. We can make adjustments so that they do not rub your gums or cause other kinds of discomfort. However, removable dentures, regardless of how well they fit, still take some getting used to.

If you want to ensure that you will never have to worry about uncomfortable replacement teeth, dental implants may be right for you. Because the replacement teeth are secured by dental implants, there will be less movement (no movement) and a lower chance of them becoming uncomfortable. Talk to our team about how we can adjust your restoration to comfortably fit your mouth.

Cost

Cost can also be a major factor when considering dental implants versus dentures. While removable dentures certainly cost less than dental implants, you should really consider the overall value of the restoration. Is extra security worth more to you? Do you want an authentic look and feel? If so, it may be worth it to you to invest in dental implants.

If you are simply looking for the most inexpensive tooth replacement option, removable dentures are probably your best bet. To learn more about each of these options, please schedule a consultation with our office. We will be happy to help you determine which of these options is the best fit for your specific situation.

Make An Appointment

Are you ready to make the decision? We are here to help. Please contact our Geismar, LA dental office to schedule a consultation. You can reach us at 225-963-5548. A member of our team will be happy to help you schedule a suitable date and time for your visit.

We would love to help you make the best decision for your smile. Whether it is removable dentures or dental implants, we can make sure you are happy with your new teeth.