At Torrington Dental Care, our patients with missing teeth have many options today to restore their smiles and their self-confidence. The two most popular tooth replacement options are dentures and dental implants. Each option has its benefits and drawbacks depending on your budget and oral health goals. For this reason, Dr. Kuzmin created this page of helpful information to assist his Torrington, CT patients in choose the option that will work best for them.
One of the best parts about dental implants is that they look, feel and function just like real teeth. And because they are permanently attached to your jawbone with strong titanium posts, they can last many years longer than dentures or other tooth replacement options. Here are some of the other benefits of dental implants:
Long term denture use can lead to loss of jawbone density. Additionally, many patients experience problems eating, speaking or keeping dentures from moving. Dentures often require expensive cleaning products and messy adhesives to keep them smelling fresh and working properly. Dentures can also slip, pinch, cause painful sore spots, make loud clicking sounds or cause speech problems. And finally, dentures need to be replaced every 7 to 15 years.
At first glance, dentures can be a less expensive option than dental implants. But when you factor in the cost of regular replacements, extra dental appointments for adjustments and the cost of denture products, the cost can quickly add up. Dental implants may be slightly more expensive but, in the long run, many patients say they are well worth the extra cost.
Do you have embarrassing spaces left in your mouth from missing or damaged teeth? If so, come get answers today about what your tooth replacement options are at Torrington Dental Care. In just a few short office visits, Dr. Kuzmin can examine your mouth and help you decide if dental implants are the right tooth replacement procedure for you. Still have questions about dental implants benefits or financing options for your new smile? Please feel free to read through the rest of our dental implants website or call one of our friendly staff members if you have additional questions. Then, if you live in the Torrington, CT area, a confident smile could be just a phone call away! Call us today to get started on your best smile ever with dental implants from Torrington Dental Care.