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Should I Get Dentures or Dental Implants?

If most or all of your teeth suffer from damage, decay, or gum disease, you may be wondering what your options are. In the past, the solution to teeth that were beyond repair was to pull them out and create a set of dentures.

Dentures, however, come with their own set of problems:

  • If they don’t fit properly, dentures can cause gum or mouth irritation, or require sticky adhesives to hold them in place
  • Dentures do not protect against jaw bone deterioration
  • Dentures can limit the types of foods you can eat
  • Dentures may slip when the wearer is speaking or eating
  • Taking out and putting on partial dentures can cause wear to surrounding teeth
  • No matter how skillfully dentures are made, they will never feel or look completely natural
  • Dentures need to be replaced as often as every five years

Thankfully, there is an alternative. Advanced Dentistry & Implant Center specializes in tooth replacement, including full arch replacement. If you are considering dentures as an option for replacing damaged teeth, consider first the advantages of dental implants.

Why Are Dental Implants a Better Option than Dentures?

Dental implants are superior to dentures for restoring your smile. Dental implants are substitute roots that can be implanted into bone, allowing the jawbone to continue receiving stimulation at the site of the tooth because it functions the same way as a natural root. Implants do not affect the surrounding teeth and, because they are firmly attached, you are free to eat what you like without fear of the tooth dislodging. They are mess-free, do not require replacement, and are far more attractive than a set of dentures. Not only are they natural looking, but they are also permanent. The choice is clear!

Schedule an Appointment for a Free Consultation

If you have one or more missing teeth, loose teeth, have difficulty chewing, or have problems with dental bridges, dental implants may be a good option for you. While most dentists are able to replace missing teeth, Dr. Roya Mirkhan has completed an additional three years of specialized training in dental implants to provide the highest quality of care to her patients.

Dr. Mirkhan has been recognized as one of the top dental implant dentists in San Diego. With over 15 years of experience in implants and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Mirkhan has become highly respected by countless satisfied patients. We are committed to providing an unparalleled level of care and service to our patients for all of their cosmetic, periodontal, and dental implant needs.

Whether you need one tooth replaced or several, our San Diego implant dentist at Advanced Dental & Implant Center is ready to assist you. Take the first step toward restoring and enhancing your smile by scheduling a free consultation: (858) 348-5859.

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