Tooth loss can be caused by many different things, including advanced periodontal disease, health conditions and tooth decay. Thankfully, you live in a time when many different tooth replacement options are available to you, including standard dentures and dental implants.


Dr. Darryl Burke, respected general dentist in Concord, CA, recommends dental implants for patients who want the most durable and natural-looking tooth replacement option available to them. However, dentures are still a popular treatment option for many patients. So, how do you decide which tooth replacement method you should choose? Here are a few benefits of each treatment option for you to consider.


What Are the Benefits of Dentures?


Dentures are placed on top of the gums and can generally last anywhere from five to ten years before needing to be replaced. They provide the following benefits:


·         Affordability

·         Minimally invasive

·         Restored dental functionality


For some people, the drawbacks of dentures (such as maintenance needs and inconvenient pastes) are worth the benefits they offer. 


What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?


Once you are aware of the many benefits dental implants offer, it is easy to see why they have experienced a recent surge in popularity. Their benefits include:


·         Natural appearance

·         Durability

·         Restored dental functionality

·         Affordability

·         Longevity

·         Convenience

·         Bone stimulation


Dental implants remain in the mouth permanently and do not need to be removed for cleaning purposes. They can be used to replace single teeth or a full arch of teeth. The All-on-4® dental implant system uses four implants to anchor a natural-looking denture appliance in the mouth. The system is designed for easy maintenance and lasts for many years. It combines the reliability for which dental implants are known with the affordability of dentures.


Need Help Deciding?


Still need help deciding which tooth replacement option is right for you? To schedule a consultation with Dr. Burke, contact his practice in Concord, CA today!