Partial Dentures vs. Dental Implants
- Posted on: Jul 28 2012
Both partial dentures and dental implants are effective ways of replacing one or more missing teeth. Partials, also known as dental bridges, rely on the support of adjacent teeth to hold a false tooth into place. In contrast, dental implants are inserted directly into your jawbone and act as a new tooth root. This allows dental implants to provide a stronger foundation for your new tooth, while at the same time preserving the structure of your surrounding teeth.
In addition to being stronger and eliminating stress on adjacent teeth, dental implants offer several other advantages over partials, including:
- Increased comfort
- Easier oral hygiene
- Complete restoration of functionality
- Natural-looking aesthetics
Although dental implants are an excellent tooth replacement option for good candidates, they may not be the right solution for you. When you come to our office for a tooth replacement consultation, our Philadelphia implant dentist Dr. Lindsey Marshall will evaluate your smile and discuss all of your options in more detail.
To find out if dental implants are the best choice for your smile, please contact Lindsey Marshall, DMD today to schedule an initial consultation. We serve patients in Philadelphia, Ardmore, and Main Line, Pennsylvania.
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