Dental Implants vs Dentures in Braintree, MA
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Any number of teeth may be replaced with dental implants. Dr. Thomas Mone can restore a single tooth, multiple missing teeth, or even a full mouth of teeth with dental implants. Dentures, on the other hand, may only be used to replace many or all of your teeth.
The materials that make up dentures are metal, plastic, and acrylic. Denture wearers often complain of gum irritation. Dental implants, however, are comprised of titanium, a substance compatible with the human body.
Denture wearers have often complained of the instability of dentures. Dentures are known to slip and shift when patients are eating or talking. Some ill secured dentures may make clicking noises during conversations, to the embarrassment of the wearer. Conversely, stability is one of the many benefits of dental implants. Quincy periodontist Dr. Mone places the implants into your jaw bone and the titanium fuses with the bone, affording your dental implants a strong bond.
When you lose a tooth, bone deterioration occurs at the site of the absent tooth root. Bone health can actually be improved with the placement of dental implants in Braintree, unlike dentures. The titanium post mimics the function of the tooth root, stimulating the bone and effectively halting the bone loss at the time of placement. This is especially important, as bone loss can compromise the integrity of the facial structure. Dentures, which sit on top of the gum line, do not have an effect upon this process.
Over time, dentures may need to be replaced due to wear or your dentures may need to be refit due to changes caused by bone loss while dental implants can last a lifetime. There is no special maintenance required with dental implants. Dr. Mone recommends a proper routine of brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups consistent with that of your natural teeth.
Dr. Thomas Mone, located in Braintree, MA, is a periodontist who serves patients from Boston, MA, Quincy, MA, and Miton, MA. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!