Dental Implants vs. Dentures

Many people with missing teeth might be reluctant to wear dentures because of the discomfort and embarrassment that can accompany loose or poorly fitted false teeth. Thankfully, there is an alternative tooth replacement option renowned for its stability. If you live in the Main Line area and you’d like to learn more about dental implants, Dr. Lindsey Marshall can discuss your restoration options.

Rather than requiring a sticky, clumsy adhesive to fit securely to the gum line like dentures, implants are surgically positioned within the gum tissue. It is the only option for restoring the aesthetic and function of the mouth that replaces both the missing tooth and its root.

Other advantages of dental implants compared to dentures include :

  • Maintenance is as easy as brushing and flossing your teeth
  • Artificial root bonds with the jaw, meaning secure placement with no risk of slippage
  • Guards against bone loss in the jaw that can stem from missing teeth
  • The crown or bridge used to replace the tooth functions exactly like a natural tooth; select a porcelain restoration, and it can look like one, too

For patients who are happy with dentures but want more stability, Dr. Marshall can also discuss the suitability of implant-supported dentures. Implants embedded in the gum line can connect to special clips in a full or partial denture, meaning a more natural look and feel that facilitates unrestricted eating, speaking, and other activities.

To find out if dental implants or other restorations are right for you, please contact Lindsey Marshall, DMD, or call (610) 649-0696 today. Dr. Marshall welcomes patients throughout Main Line and other parts of Pennsylvania.

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