Dentures Vs Dental Implants - Elyria & Westlake, OH

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Choose the best Smile Option for you

In the past, anyone who was missing a tooth or even multiple teeth had to resort to either fixed dental bridges or traditional removable dentures. If you struggle with missing teeth and aren’t thrilled about the prospect of traditional dentures, there are thankfully a number of more permanent options out there that can return normal biting and speaking function and allowing for you to get back to living life the way you always have. Technological advances have allowed for patients to now be able to choose from a variety of options to replace their missing teeth. They are the most versatile form of tooth replacement as they can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or a full arch lost to damage or decay. The most popular of these options are dental implants. Made from titanium, a biocompatible material that bonds to the jawbone, dental implants return up to 98% of the functionality of natural teeth. Because they are anchored to the jaw itself, dental implants prevent the jawbone from recessing and shifting, thus keeping the structure of the patients face the same. Dentures, on the other hand, sit over top of the jawbone and require adhesives to stay in place and will allow the bone to move and lose density.

Stuck in Dentures? Missing Most of Your Teeth? Not For Long!

Fixed Vs. Removable, What’s the Difference?

In general, the two options for replacing missing teeth are fixed and removable. Although dentures may seem like a cost-effective and quick solution to remedy tooth loss, they come with downsides. Dentures can fall out, click or slip and require messy adhesive and removal for cleaning. People who wear dentures also frequently report that they experience issues like gum tissue irritation and trouble with speaking and eating as well. Dentures sit on top of the jawbone meaning they don’t have anything keeping them in place besides the adhesive. This allows for the jaw to move which will eventually cause the facial structure to look “sunken-in” as is commonly associated with wearing dentures. An alternative to traditional dentures and implants, serving as an in-between option, are implant supported dentures. Implant supported dentures sit on two implants for dentures and are able to be removed for cleaning. While these will not totally prevent bone movement like full mouth dental implants, they will minimize it. Full mouth dental implants consist of a fixed prosthetic bridge of teeth permanently supported by four to eight dental implants. Unlike dentures, full mouth dental implants stimulate bone growth and prevent undesirable changes to your facial structure. In addition to looking and functioning like natural teeth, full mouth dental implants are designed to be long lasting. They’re more comfortable and stable than conventional dentures, thereby restoring over 98% of function and enabling you to eat all the foods you love.
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Don’t Get Scammed When It Comes to Your Dental Health!

Don’t Trust Your Dental Implants to Just Anyone

When it comes to dental implants, experience matters and Dr. Guirguis has over 18 years’ experience providing top-of -the line care for patients who decide to have dental implants placed. Dr. Guirguis has undergone rigorous training and has gained invaluable knowledge and experience over the years he has been practicing in the greater Cleveland, OH area. Whether you’re opting for implant supported dentures, permanent dentures, or dental implants, reach out to Dr. Guirguis to see how he can help you.

You’ll also benefit from our state-of-the-art technologies, including dental implant surgery guided by precision digital software. With personalized treatments at Periodontal Specialties, we customize a tooth replacement solution that precisely fits your smile goals, oral health needs and budget. Our treatment process is straightforward and efficient. The first step is a personalized consultation and evaluation by Dr. Guirguis in northeastern OH While most patients who come to us are ideal candidates for full mouth dental implants, bone loss or gum disease require preliminary treatments to enable receiving dental implants.

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Make the Investment in Your Smile

We understand that these procedures can be costly, we believe that finances should never stand in the way of achieving the health goals you set for yourself. This is why we work with several insurance companies and offer a number of dental implant financing options to fit your budget and get you looking and feeling your best.

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