Tooth replacement is a tricky subject, and it can be hard to decide between dentures or implants. Both have their advantages and disadvantages, which are unique to your own situation. An in-depth conversation with Dr. Nathaniel Chan will help you figure out which process is best for you.
In the mean time, we’ve provided some information about both procedures to help educate you ahead of your tooth replacement consultation.
Dentures come in two forms: either a full or partial set. Full sets are false teeth that fit directly over your gums, and are held in place with an adhesive. If not properly secured, dentures can slip out or cause speech problems. However, if your jaw and gums aren’t healthy enough to support implants, dentures are your best option.
Implants are titanium screws, drilled into your gums and anchored on or just above your gums. If you’re only missing one or two teeth, implants are generally the best option. The caveat here is that you do need healthy gums and a good jaw bone in order for the implants to take hold. They’ll last for a long time as well, given that you follow a good oral hygiene routine.
At the end of the day, choosing the right solution for your tooth replacement needs is a personal decision and one that you and Dr. Nathaniel Chan will have to make based on your specific situation. You may think one option is better, but after discussion find the other is more suited to your needs. Regardless, if you need teeth replaced, call us today at 617-934-4914 to schedule an appointment.