When your natural teeth are lost, your face may become ‘droopier’ and look much older as your oral bone structure deteriorates.
Dentures are used to compensate for your missing natural teeth, thereby preserving your natural facial appearance and preventing the decay of your oral bone structure.
For many people, dentures can be a great option to replace missing teeth. However, that doesn’t mean they’re perfect. One of the most frustrating things about being a human being is making difficult decisions. Sometimes, even the simplest of decisions can be extremely overwhelming. This is especially true when having to make a choice when it comes to how to replace missing teeth.
Every patient wants to make the “right decision,” but you probably don’t have all of the facts needed to make an informed decision. Good Health Dental can help you to finally solve the case of the missing teeth!
Dentures – whether partial or complete – are ultimately the most cost-effective option. And, this is why most patients go this route when determining how to treat their missing teeth.
Insurance companies are more likely to cover dentures because of the cheaper cost, and will often partially cover replacement costs every five years or so. Dentures can be comfortable, and with a skilled dental technician they can be made to look like beautiful, natural teeth.
Really, the “dark side” of dentures is nothing evil, simply things that aren’t ideal. These include:
Because there are no teeth supporting the bone, the bone will shrink over time, contributing to ill-fitting denture issues. Ill-fitting dentures aren’t just annoying, they can cause pain or discomfort to the soft tissues of the mouth.
This is truly a better option for tooth replacement. More and more insurance companies are starting to cover implants and dentures with an implant foundation.
Implant dentures are extremely comfortable, look and feel like real teeth, and there is little if any bone loss. The down-side of implants is the cost and the time it takes to go through the implant surgery, healing time, and restoration process. Just to be clear, we do not refer to ‘dental implants’.
“Dentures – whether partial or complete – are often the most cost-effective option. When crafted well, they feel comfortable, and look like beautiful, natural teeth.”
Dr. Kyle Radin at Good Health Dental, dentures provider in Cleveland Solon: We totally understand how overwhelming and even frustrating it can be to make a major dental decision about a topic that isn’t completely clear to you.
There are so many things to consider: the cost, the time, the short-term perks, and the long-term benefits. That’s why we invite patients to contact us to discuss the pros and cons of both options. No matter how many missing teeth you have, we can help find the option that is best for your specific needs.
If you have missing teeth and consider dentures in the Solon or Cleveland area, we encourage you to contact us today to find out even more about dentures and implants, and find out which option is best for you. Schedule a visit today!