The Difference Between Dental Implants, Dentures [PHOTOS]
Missing or failing teeth take a toll on your body and mind. Our Millburn NJ dental office is well aware of the problems of tooth loss. It’s hard to eat the foods you love, and it’s difficult to smile with confidence when you have gaps in your smile.
At Millburn Dental Arts, we have two different ways to replace missing teeth: dentures and dental implants . What you need depends on your smile goals and your budget. Dentures rest on the gums and fill the gaps created by missing teeth. Today’s dentures are more lifelike than ever, but they are not fixed to the bone, so it’s difficult to eat the foods you love.
Take a look at this picture of dentures. They look great, but they can slide around on the gums, creating sores, speech problems, and of course, eating problems. Studies show that dentures only give you about 25 to 50 percent of the power of natural teeth.
Dental implants are the strongest tooth replacement option available in dentistry. Our implants are so strong because they merge with the jawbone. It’s like we put a new tooth into the bone. It’s stable, durable, and can last forever with proper care. Dental implants nearly match the power of your natural teeth.
Just take a look at this picture below compared with the photo above. It’s easy to see why dental implants give you so much more stability. Plus, you’ll never have to worry about your teeth falling out again.
If you’re struggling with failing or missing teeth, don’t wait to fix the problem. We’d love to sit down with you and discuss your smile options. Give us a call today at 973-957-1604 to book your first consultation.