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What Are Some Alternatives To Dental Implants?

Do you have missing teeth and are exploring teeth replacement options? It is essential to replace missing teeth to be able to chew and speak properly. Most people consider dental implants in Boca Raton a superior option as they look and function as a natural tooth. Dental implants will also prevent bone and jaw loss.

However, we are all different and dental implants may not be the best choice for all patients. Dr. Thais Rosales states that, contradictory medical issues and a person’s preference are factors considered when selecting a teeth replacement option. The following are alternatives one can consider.

Full Mouth Dentures

If you are missing all your teeth due to damage or oral disease then full dentures are an effective option for you. Our dentist near you will place them on both your upper and lower jaws. Full dentures can be held in place by a dental adhesive, suction or can be attached to surgically placed dental implants. Despite full dentures being an effective tooth replacement alternative, they can limit your diet. This is because they will not allow you to chew as you would if you had your natural teeth or dental implants.

Partial Dentures

These type of dentures are considered an option when you have existing healthy teeth and several missing teeth. A plastic base designed to replicate your gums holds partial dentures in place. This will make them blend with your teeth and appear natural. Partial dentures are easy to remove especially when cleaning. However, these type of dentures can be uncomfortable and less stable compared to other options. Visit our dentist in Roca Raton for more information about partial dentures as an alternative teeth replacement.

Fixed Bridges

Fixed bridges are fixed in place using a special bonding material. They can only be removed by a dentist, so you don’t have to worry about them becoming loose. However, fixed bridges are more difficult to clean since they can’t be removed. Bridges can also damage the adjacent teeth. Have regular dental check up with us at Dental Care of Boca Raton will help you avoid this. Book a consultation with our dentist at 33434 to discuss which dental replacement option suits you best.