Learn More by Comparing Dental Implants and Dentures

dental implant structure Peanut butter or jelly? Mustard or mayo?  Life is always better with options—especially when you’re considering which way is best to replace your teeth. So now, you’re faced with a decision: dentures or dental implants? Which one is right for you? Your dentist is here to help you decide.

You Must Replace Missing Teeth

Tooth loss can happen for a number of reasons – from lacking good dental hygiene to trauma to the smile and even genetics. Either way, = finding an effective replacement is important for your continued oral health.

When you’ve lost a tooth, you’re suddenly risking your oral and overall health. Your jaw needs your teeth roots to receive the nutrients and blood flow that keeps it strong and stable. Without them, the jaw shrinks and weakens, and can even give you an unpleasant, premature aged appearance. Besides, when you have a gap in your smile, that space also encourages the surrounding natural teeth to drift out of place, leading to even more issues like TMJ disorder, gum disease, and additional tooth loss.

Dentures are an Affordable and Efficient Solution to Tooth Loss

For patients who are not eligible for a more expensive tooth replacement or may not be a good candidate for other, more permanent solutions, dentures can provide a wonderful alternative. Dentures are a set of prosthetic teeth attached to a pink, gum colored base to fit in your mouth in place of missing teeth. A partial denture replaces several missing teeth, and a full denture takes the place of a full arch on the upper or lower jaw.

To create a denture, your dentist will evaluate your whole mouth and measure your level of tooth loss, taking impressions to create your personalized teeth replacements. You will return to your dental office a couple of weeks later, once the denture has been created and is ready for use. As your go-to dental expert, your dentist will show you how to use it, walk you through maintenance, and then send you on your way with a complete, functional, and beautiful smile.

The Best, Permanent Tooth Replacement

If you’re a good candidate for them, dental implants provide the very best option for tooth replacement. They are prosthetic roots that can support a single crown, bridge, or denture. Because dental implants take the place of the tooth’s supportive root structure, they stabilize the jaw bone to promote better oral and overall health. Believe it or not, dental implants have a high success rate of over 95%!

The benefits of dental implants include:

  • No need for denture creams or adhesives
  • Supports oral and overall health
  • Can correct previous dental misalignments
  • Allow for easier eating and proper nutrition
  • Comprehensive replacement mimics natural tooth structure
  • Natural-looking and feeling

If you’re dealing with the effects of tooth loss, it’s well past the time to look into replacing them. Feel free to discuss your options with your local dentist.

About Our Office

Here at the office of Dr. Capua, we are committed to the best possible dental care for our patients—even when they’re facing tooth loss. We’re sure to serve dental care with gentleness, provided with skill and precision and prescribed with understanding and expertise. Our goal is a lifetime of excellent oral health and a commitment to beautiful smiles for everyone. Feel free to contact us for the best possible dental service.

A resident of Texas since 1970, Dr. Capua has lived and practiced in the North Dallas / Carrollton area since 1991. She earned her dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, graduating in 1989. Prior to becoming a dentist, Dr. Capua practiced as a dental hygienist for five years. Dr. Kimberley Capua has been a dentist in Carrollton since 1989. She is married with one son and enjoys traveling, museums, music, skiing, and boating. Her affiliations include the American Dental Assiciation, the Texas Dental Association, and Dallas County Dental Society. Dr. Capua performs sedation dentistry and is nitrous oxide certified.