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Permanent tooth replacement solutions involve procedures designed to restore the patients’ missing teeth with natural-looking artificial ones. While the solution can be in different forms, which one turns out to be a better restorative method, is still a question that many ask. Dental implants made from the man-made titanium fixture integrates with the bone for the root portion of the empty space. One the other hand, removable and painless dentures are the relatively inexpensive dentistry option made today that mimic natural teeth.

While a lot of great information can be found regarding both the procedures, one cannot make an informed decision without consulting a dental professional or getting their case checked by them. Before undergoing a procedure it is always better to examine the factors involved in each restorative method and then make the choice.
Given below are a few of the elements that will give you an idea of what to expect in each procedure.

The use of dental implants maintains a patient’s facial structure while dentures are known to witness a compromised facial structure with the loss of bone over time.

Implants are fixed to the jawbone for a strong and secure fit, while dentures are placed on the gums, not giving much stability to the teeth’s original position.

Under good care and regular dental checkups, dental implants can lose almost two decades without creating much trouble. On the other hand, the fragile structure of even high-quality dentures suffers from a short lifespan.

With their secured fit feature, implants have a tendency to feel and function just like natural healthy teeth. Whereas dentures can feel a bit bulky and cause discomfort if they are ill fit.

Dental implants can look and feel exactly like natural teeth, but since dentures are not a fixed, permanent solution the discomfort caused by them can have an impact on a patient’s self-esteem and confidence.

In a nutshell, patients looking for a solution that goes closest to the look and feel of natural teeth will prefer implants overdentures.
At Cosmo Smiles Dental, our cosmetic dentistry restorative practice ensure that you get the best possible treatment under the topmost professional care.

If you’re curious about the procedures and how our qualified team performs them, get in touch with us.

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