Dental Implants vs. Dentures: Which is Best?

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If a missing tooth (or teeth) has you feeling embarrassed about your smile, our team can help. We offer two restorative procedures in our Leesburg, VA office that can help you regain both the function and the aesthetic benefits of your missing teeth: dental implants and dentures. While the treatments have different methods and procedures, each has the potential to restore your smile.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a versatile treatment for missing teeth. The process involves multiple steps: a consultation, a titanium implant in your jawbone, and then the attachment of a dental crown once the site heals. When the procedure is complete, your dental implant will look and function just like a normal tooth. Even better, you’ll be able to enjoy all your favorite foods.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Unlike dentures, dental implants are permanently attached to your gums. Many patients appreciate the convenience of dental implants, as there’s no removing them for cleaning — you simply brush your teeth! With good oral hygiene, dental implants can last for well over ten years.

How Do Dentures Work?

Dentures are a great solution for patients missing multiple teeth, or even an entire arch. We custom-create dentures that gently fit over your gums and allow you to eat and talk. We also provide extra-strength adhesive to keep your dentures in place. Dentures are typically more affordable than dental implants and don’t require any surgical procedure.

How Do You Decide Between Dentures & Dental Implants?

At Leesburg Family Dental, we don’t believe in “one-size-fits-all” treatment. Instead, we make individualized recommendations to fit our patients’ needs. During your consultation with our team, we’ll consider your oral health history, goals, and preferences. Whether you’re set on dental implants, dentures, or are still undecided, our team can help you choose the best option. We offer a number of budget-friendly ways to pay for your new smile. Contact our Leesburg office today to schedule your consultation!

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