August 5, 2016
What would it feel like to fully enjoy a meal once again, without worrying about how you’ll be able to chew it? Living with missing teeth affects every aspect of your life. Your diet and nutrition are impacted because you can’t properly chew and eat your food, while your confidence is affected because you may feel embarrassed about talking and smiling in front of others. The good news is that you have options, and Dr. Marco Caballeros is here to discuss the differences between removable prosthetics vs. dental implants in Carrollton.
What is a Removable Prosthetic?
Also known as a denture and typically made of acrylic, a removable prosthetic is designed to replace an entire arch of teeth with natural looking prosthetic teeth. It utilizes a snug fit, suction, or sometimes a dental adhesive to stay in place. There can be a learning curve for some patients as they’re getting used to eating and talking with their new denture, however it immediately restores your smile, and changes the appearance of your face.
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are one of the best options you can choose for replacing one or more missing teeth, and the secret behind their success lies in the fact that they replace both your tooth and your root. A biocompatible titanium post is surgically placed in your bone to replace your root and a customized porcelain crown replaces your tooth.
A dental implant in Carrollton closely mimics your natural tooth so you enjoy the same function as you were used to. This means that you can brush, floss, talk, eat and chew normally again. They’re also very durable as with the right home care and regular dental check ups they can potentially last for many years, a lifetime in some cases.
Dental implants can also be used to support other prosthetics such as dentures or a dental bridge. Dr. Caballeros will strategically place a few implants in your bone that will support your denture or bridge, giving you a more secure fit and better stability that ever before. You also receive the benefit of having the implants in place to keep your bone healthy and stimulated.
At On Point Dentistry, our goal is to meet all of your dental needs in one stop, and Dr. Caballeros provides comprehensive implant care from start to finish. This means that you won’t have to go to a different doctor for the placement of your implant. Our highly skilled team, that you already know and trust, can guide you through the entire process.
Don’t live with missing teeth any longer! Contact our office today to learn more about your options for replacing missing teeth.
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