Implants Vs Dentures

Implants vs. Dentures

Many patients who initially opted for removable dentures have switched to dental implants with positive results. Implants feel and respond like natural teeth, allowing for more natural eating and eliminating embarrassing moments when dentures may have slipped or clicked. 

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Dentures vs. Dental Implants in Ann Arbor, MI

Removable dentures are a great short term solution for tooth loss. However, patients in need of long term replacements often run into complications down the road with traditional dentures. Dr. Amar Katranji and Dr. Kelly Misch recommend dental implants in Ann Arbor for the following reasons:
• Increased stability
• Added comfort
• Natural appearance
• Bone stabilization
• Versatility

Increased Stability

Dental implants are solidly planted in the jaw bone and cannot be removed without additional surgery. This means that problems such as slippage do not occur as they do with removable dentures. It also means that activities like eating and speaking are as natural as possible.

Added Comfort

Removable dentures are usually made from plastic and cast metal which are foreign materials to the body. This often causes the gum tissue to become irritated and uncomfortable. Dental implants, however, are made from titanium and ceramic which do not cause irritation and are usually much more comfortable.

Natural Appearance

Dental implants both look and function just like real teeth. They do not slip out of place and do not make embarrassing sounds the way some dentures do. In fact, people will not even realize your implants are prosthetic!

Bone Stabilization

Removable dentures rest on top of the gum line without providing stimulation to jaw bone. Dental implants, however, interact very closely with these areas and prevent deterioration. This means that patients with dental implants are more likely to have a healthy, more maintained facial structure when compared with those who use traditional dentures.

Versatility

Another key advantage of dental implants is that they can be used in a variety of ways for different situations. For example, patients with a single missing tooth can have a single dental implant put in place while patients with multiple missing teeth can use implant supported dentures or even implant bridges.

Whether you are missing one tooth or all of your teeth, dental implants provide numerous benefits and are the preferred method of tooth replacement. To learn more about the benefits of dental implants in Ann Arbor, MI, contact Dr. Katranji and Dr. Misch to schedule your consultation today!