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Which is better: dentures or dental implants?

If you’re missing some of your natural teeth, you’ve probably considered the different artificial tooth replacement options available to you. 

The two most common types of tooth replacements are arguably dentures and dental implants—but which one is better?

Restore Your Smile in Champaign with Dental Implants

Graphic of dental implant in Champaign IL going into bottom gumsThe answer depends on several factors, including your budget and what you hope to get out of your dental restoration. However, most dentists consider dental implants to be the very best available in artificial tooth technology.

Why? Because dental implants do what no other tooth replacement can do; they replace every aspect of your missing tooth, from the white crown above the surface to the sturdy roots below the gum line. Dentists and patients alike typically prefer dental implants over dentures because only implants can stimulate the jaw bone with an artificial tooth root. 

For patients who are missing several or even many of their teeth, the best answer is often a combination of dentures and dental implants. 

If you’re interested in dentures but crave the stability and security of dental implants, our implant-supported dentures offer the best of both worlds. These devices consist of standard full or partial dentures that “snap” onto dental implants placed at strategic points in your jaw. This keeps the dentures securely in place without you having to worry about them moving around or sliding when you eat. 

To learn more about dental implants, dentures, and implant-supported dentures, please contact our Champaign dentist office today! 

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