San Ramon Cosmetic Dentistry Blog | Sean Michael Anderson, D.D.S.

San Ramon, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek and Dublin, CA

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Dental Implants vs. Dentures

There two options for replacing missing teeth. You can elect to have dental implants or dentures. Replacing missing teeth is extremely important in maintaining a healthy mouth. Many people believe that replacing missing teeth only benefits the mouth aesthetically. However, replacing missing teeth offers many health benefits. Danville Implant Dentist Dr. Sean Anderson helps his patients maintain healthy, beautiful smiles by replacing missing teeth with implant dentistry.

Benefits to Replacing Missing Teeth

Replacing your missing teeth:

  • Enhances your smile aesthetically
  • Ensures your jawbone is supported and does not deteriorate
  • Keeps your natural teeth in their original places and prevents them from moving
  • Lets you eat all of your favorite foods without difficulty
  • Helps you avoid looking older
Dental Implants

Dental implants are the preferred choice to replacing missing teeth because the tooth root and the tooth itself are replaced. Dentures only replace the tooth and not the tooth root. Not replacing the tooth's root can cause several problems such as:
  • The jawbone begins to shrink where the tooth's root once was
  • The jawbone is not supported
  • The adjacent teeth's roots begin to move and can become damaged
  • The movement of the other teeth's roots can result in the need for oral surgery

Dentures have many disadvantages that make them undesirable for replacing missing teeth. Dentures often move and shift while the person is eating or talking. Dentures often become uncomfortable over time because the jawbone begins to shrink. The dentures tend to no longer fit because of the shrinking jawbone. Dentures do not replace the root of the missing tooth and this leads to the shrinking of the gums.

If you live in the Danville area and are interesting in learning more about implant dentistry and how if can help you, please contact California implant dentist, Dr. Anderson today.

posted by Tiffany at 11:41 AM


Sean Michael Anderson, D.D.S
Neuromuscular & Aesthetic Cosmetic Dentistry

1501 Bollinger Canyon Road Suite G
San Ramon, CA 94583

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