The next step is to read through this side-by-side comparison of the three most popular treatment options for replacing teeth dentures, bridges, and dental implants. This information is intended to help our patients decide which replacement option might work best. All names have been modified to protect the privacy of our patients.
Steve is 60-year-old male patient who replaced his missing teeth with removable dentures. Steve chose dentures because he lost half of his upper arch of teeth in a bicycle accident.
Steve’s tooth replacement selection consists of an arch of replacement teeth anchored into a base of moldable plastic that matches his gum tissue.
Dentures are a great tooth replacement option for patients:
Although Steve enjoys his new smile, he admits that there’s a few disadvantages to dentures:
Once her procedure was initiated, her adjacent natural teeth were filed down to provide space for the two replacement teeth. To get started, her natural teeth needed to be free from decay and structurally sound.
Carmen did a lot of comparison shopping before she made her tooth replacement selection. She chose her treatment because:
According to Carmen, there’s a few downsides to her bridge:
Norman is a 57-year-old male patient with several teeth missing after suffering from issues with gum disease when he was younger. After doing research on his options, he discovered that dental implants were the gold standard of care in tooth replacement.
His option was based upon a foundation of titanium roots that were permanently connected to his jawbone. Once this part healed, the pieces fused with his jawbone to make for a strong and permanent anchor for his natural-looking replacement teeth.
Norman loves his dental implants because:
There aren’t many, but dental implants have a few drawbacks:
However, on the whole, Norman loves his treatment choice and insists that he only wishes he had gotten dental implants sooner.
There are so many reasons you might prefer dental implants over dentures for your smile restoration needs! The top seven advantages of dental implants compared to dentures are:
If the thought of oral surgery has you nervous and concerned about pain, you’re not alone. Dr. Kosinski takes great care to make the dental implants process as comfortable as possible for our patients in the Bingham Farms and Beverly Hills, MI community.
We offer safe sedation methods including oral sedation and intravenous (IV) sedation, which allows patients to remain fully relaxed and pain-free during their treatment with us. With dental sedation, all of our treatments are pain-free. If you experience more discomfort than anticipated, please let us know so that we can make immediate adjustments to ensure your comfort.
Here at SmileCreator of Bingham Farms, we enjoy helping patients restore their self-esteem with attractive and functional dental implants. Your healthy smile is our first priority! Our staff is ready and proud to serve our Bingham Farms and Beverly Hills, MI community by transforming less-than-perfect grins into stunning smiles.
If you would like to know more about dental implants candidacy or your payment options, give us a call at (248) 251-0795 to speak to a friendly staff member. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and schedule a consultation with Dr. Kosinski.
Dr. Timothy Kosinski
31000 Telegraph Rd. #170
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Monday: 8:30AM – 4PM
Tuesday: 8:30AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 8:30AM – 3PM
Thursday: 8:30AM – 4PM