Should I choose dental implants or dentures?
- Posted on: Jun 30 2021
It is unhealthy for a patient to be missing one or several teeth. It can also negatively impact on your appearance. If you are in a situation where you are looking to replace missing or extracted teeth and live or work in downtown Montreal, you might want to contact Dr. Lenny Slepchik to discuss your options. There are several ways in which a patient can restore their smile following tooth loss, including dentures, dental bridges, or dental implants. Here we would like to focus on dental implants and dentures.
What are dental implants?
Dr. Lenny Slepchik describes dental implants as a restoration that is made of titanium and placed during oral surgery into the mouth. The implants themselves are then restored with an abutment which holds a crown, bridge, or denture in place. This versatility makes them a highly desirable option, paired with the fact that they will often last a lifetime with proper care.
What is a denture?
A denture is an oral appliance used to replace one, several, or all of the teeth in the dental arch. The denture is made with false teeth. A partial denture snaps into place with the use of a metal framework around existing teeth, while a full denture, or “complete denture,” replaces all the teeth with an acrylic restoration. Both are used in replacing missing teeth in an economical manner.
Which one should I choose?
Finding your ideal tooth replacement option starts with an evaluation with Dr. Lenny Slepchik. During this time, he will evaluate the patient’s situation and determine if they could benefit more from one versus the other. Patients will need to consider factors such as:
Downtown Montreal patients ready to work with a dentist who can provide tooth replacement options are encouraged to call (514) 875-7971 to request a consultation visit. Our office is located at 800 Boul Rene-Levesque O, Ste. #310 and welcomes new patients. Potential patients can also email our front office concierges at [email protected] to ask about scheduling an appointment.