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Dental Implants vs Partial Dentures

”Every tooth in a man's head is more valuable than a diamond"- what are you waiting for? We are here to restore and enhance your smile, flaunting your beautiful teeth. This includes both procedures, dental implants and partial dentures. Don't get upset if you lose one or more teeth; your confidence fades away. We have a way to transform your smile and boost your confidence. But before you go ahead, you must know about both the procedures and choose wisely which one is best for you, though both serve more or less the same purposes.

Dental Implants:

Dental implants are generally conducted to replace a missing tooth or for a whole upper and lower arch. Firstly we examine your mouth and suggest what's best for you. Full implants require enough bone in which small rods are crafted from medical-grade titanium alloy, naturally accepted by the human body. They are placed in the empty socket of the teeth directly after the area heals the jawbone, and gum tissue fuse with the implant forming an artificial root. After that, the procedure is followed by the final stage, which is implant restoration.

Partial Dentures:

Denture teeth are porcelain-made, easily removable, and fitted for your mouth no matter how much bone is present. It may be a whole set of teeth on both the upper and lower jaws or can replace a few missing teeth. Complete dentures follow almost the same procedure as partial ones. Porcelain dentures closely resemble natural enamel; therefore, it easily matches the rest of the original teeth. Before the dentures are done, the doctor will study your bite and alignment. Of the upper and lower jawbones to see if the length of the dentures permits optimal chewing and speech. Accordingly, an initial set of dentures are made in the lab and sent to the dentist, which is placed in your mouth in case it needs any adjustments; we take care of that before the final set is produced. However, they are prone to breakage or friction. Dentures crafted with acrylic resin easily adjust to the missing teeth' position, though they wear down faster than porcelain. They usually need to be replaced every 5v to 8 years or so.

What's Best For You?

It will help if you focus on several things before you go for any of the above procedures, depending on comfort, reliability, appearance and appliance. Dental implants can be the best if you crave comfort and reliability. It is stronger than dentures as it is fixed permanently and is resistant to damage even after multiple years of use. On the other hand, full and partial dentures last more or less eight years with proper maintenance. They are also immune to many harmful bacteria which may cause cavities. Dentures are a much more affordable treatment than implants, but they don't solve long-term jawbone deterioration. The jaw area where the missing tooth used to be will weaken, tilting the primary teeth towards the open space. Over time it may transform the jaw structure, making it hard to continue wearing dentures. As implants are permanent, they are suitable for ageing people, primarily those in their 60s. The youngers can go ahead with prosthetic teeth for at least a few decades. Implants need large amounts of bones; if you lack them due to injury, age or gum disease, implants are not a good choice for you. It's essential to care about your implanted teeth; if not, you can opt for dentures.

Dr. Viswannath Hiremath

(B.D.S, F.A.G.E, F.I.L.S, M.D.S, Ph.D) Dr. Viswannath Hiremath must be your best choice, with about 26 years of experience in the field of modern dentistry. He is among the best dental implant specialists in India. He has all experience in crucial surgeries, facial jaw surgery, cosmetic procedures and general treatments. He was named “Best Consultant Dentist in South India” in 2019 and “Best consultant dentist and Maxillofacial Surgeon in South India” in 2021.

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