Dental Implants vs Dentures in Marin County, California
Our patients who have had dental implants placed to restore the function of their missing teeth have a high rate of satisfaction. Implants provide many benefits to our patients when compared to dentures.
Dentures Compared with Dental Implants for Missing Teeth in Marin County, CA
The materials are quite different. Dentures are made of acrylic, cast metal, and plastic while dental implants are created from a bio-compatible titanium which integrates with bone.
The versatility of dental implants to restore missing teeth is impressive. Dental implants can restore a single tooth, multiple missing teeth, or a full arch. Dentures, however, are limited to replacement of many or a full mouth of missing teeth.
Dentures are not stable and commonly slip or shift in the mouth, creating discomfort for the denture wearer whereas dental implants are completely secure. The dental implants are fused with the jaw bone to create a solid anchor for the crowns that will replace the function of the missing teeth.
Dental implants can stop bone loss. The implants stimulate the jaw bone thereby preserving the bone density while dentures do nothing to stop bone loss. In actuality, choosing dentures to replace missing teeth allows the bone to continue due to the fact that dentures sit atop the gum line and do not interact with the jaw bone.
Dental implants are a permanent solution for the replacement of missing teeth and can last a lifetime. Conversely, dentures may need to be replaced with time due to age and wear and also to accommodate the changes in bone structure.
Changing from Dentures to Dental Implants in Marin County, CA
Patients who have or have had dentures can still consider implants for the replacement of missing teeth. It is possible that you are still a good candidate for dental implants. If you have significant bone loss, it is likely that bone grafting could provide the necessary density to accommodate the dental implants. If you would like to discuss this with Dr. Seda, please contact us so we can schedule you for a consultation for dental implants in our San Rafael, CA office.
Dr. Seda, a periodontist located in Marin County, CA, services patients from San Rafael, Greenbrae, Kentfield, Tiburon, Mill Valley, Larkspur, Ross and San Anselmo. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!
Drs. Seda & Brinker, periodontists located in Marin County, CA, service patients from San Rafael, Greenbrae, Kentfield, Tiburon, Mill Valley, Larkspur, Ross and San Anselmo. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today! - See more at: http://www.sedabrinkerperio.com/services/lanap-laser-treatment.aspx#sthash.3zp0RN7c.dpuf
It's a rare treat to find someone who is at the top of their game, and enjoying being there at the same time. Michael Seda is one such doctor. Peter H.
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Dr. Michael Seda is an amazing periodontist. I was extremely satisfied with his care. He is a master communicator.Michael J.
I can't rave enough about Dr. Seda. Everything about him and his staff is absolutely the best. If you are in need of a periodontist or implants, this is the ONLY office you should contact. Brian Q.