Tooth loss can occur as the result of prolonged dental neglect, or it can happen unexpectedly as the result of an injury. Failing to receive treatment after losing a tooth can lead to negative long-term consequences, including bone loss in the jaw and shifting of the remaining teeth in your mouth.
At Capps, Bowman, Padgett and Associates, you can choose to have your missing teeth replaced with dentures or dental implants, in Greenville, NC. So, how do you decide which one is the best solution for missing teeth? Answering the following questions will help you determine which treatment option will best meet your needs and preferences.
What Are the Advantages?
Dentures and dental implants both come with unique benefits. Once you understand the advantages of each treatment option, you will have an easier time deciding which is right for you. Dentures offer the advantages of affordability and they can be created rapidly so that you can have full use of your new teeth as quickly as possible.
Dental implants offer many different benefits, including:
Dental implants are available in single implant form or as part of a fixed prosthesis. If you are missing one or just a few teeth, single dental implants are a good, long-term replacement solution. If you are missing a full arch of teeth, you can receive a fixed or removable prosthesis that is attached to two or more implants.
Are You a Good Candidate for Implants?
In order to receive dental implants, you must have sufficient bone mass in your jaw. If you do not have enough bone mass, you may need to undergo bone grafting procedures to build up the bone in the area. If you are generally in good health and are free from oral diseases, you have a good chance of being approved for implant placement. To schedule your consultation with Drs. Robert Capps, Mark Bowman, Jamison Padgett or John Hoggard, contact their practice today.