When it’s time to make a choice between dentures or implants, you know you’re making a decision guaranteed to impact the rest of your life. Teeth are essential to eating, speech, and your appearance. How they look moving forward will affect every part of your daily routine.
Dr. R. Corey Snow and the staff at Snow Dentistry in Charlotte, North Carolina understands the gravity of that decision. We’re here to help you through it, and to ensure you make the best decision for you. But you can’t do that unless you have the information you need. That’s why we wrote this blog post – to help inform you about the differences between dentures or implants.
Dentures sometimes get a bad rap, especially if you’ve ever seen an elderly relative take theirs out for the night. Dentures are a recreation of your original gums and teeth, made to look as natural as possible. They’re all custom-fit, as they’d have to be.
Dentures fit over the bare gums where your teeth used to be, and as such, they require daily cleaning and maintenance. For people missing a lot of teeth, they’re a great option.
Dental implants are pretty different from dentures, but they serve the same purpose. Instead of using an appliance you insert in your mouth, implants are left permanently in your mouth. A titanium post is inserted into your gums where your teeth were. After that, a crown is placed on top of the post and cemented into place. This process is so seamless that only a dentist can tell an implant from a real tooth.
Regardless of what you need, we’re here to help you with your oral health. For more information, give us a call today at 704-554-6104.