Dental Implants vs. Traditional Dentures

Having missing teeth can be a detriment to a confident smile. Fortunately, there are a number of replacement options that can replace one or multiple teeth and improve your smile. Dr. Darryl Burke is a general dentist who has experience in a variety of treatments and can recommend the best one for your needs.

Dental Implants

When considering dental implants in Concord, CA, it is important to understand how they work. Dr. Burke will place a titanium post into the jaw, which will help maintain bone density. A crown will then be attached to the post, and it will be aligned so that it matches up with the rest of your teeth. Some of the benefits of dental implants include:

·         Stain resistant

·         Permanent replacement

·         Improved bone health

·         Easy to care for

·         No food or drink restrictions

·         Helps proper chewing

Traditional Dentures

Dentures replace missing teeth but they are removable. There are partial dentures for when some teeth still remain, and complete dentures for when all of your teeth are missing. If complete dentures are recommended, and you have some teeth that need to be taken out, extraction will occur first and then dentures will be fitted once your mouth has healed.

Getting used to the feel of dentures can take a little time, but you should soon be comfortable with them. Some changes in eating may also be called for in order for you to get used to chewing with your new dentures, but eventually you should be able to eat a normal diet. 

Although dentures can take some time to get used to, they are sometimes the best option for a healthy smile. They are also less expensive than implants.

Make an Appointment Today

If you would like to hear about replacement options for your missing teeth, contact our office at (925) 691-0238 ext. 107 for a consultation with Dr. Burke.