Teeth are important to your oral health. Without their stimulation, the jaw bone will slowly deteriorate and make wearing a denture uncomfortable and unstable.
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Many patients who initially opted for removable dentures have switched to dental implants with positive results. Implants feel and respond like natural teeth, allowing for more natural eating and eliminating embarrassing moments when dentures may have slipped or clicked.About Permanent Dentures
While dentures and dental implants are both able to improve your quality of life and provide you with a working set of teeth, there are many reasons why dental implants from Dr. Dennis Prat in Oakland, CA have become the preferred treatment of replacing missing teeth in most cases.
The downsides of dentures are well known. They can irritate the gums and present difficulties with speaking or eating. Tooth implants, on the other hand, are so much like your natural teeth that they require no extra maintenance and typically present no difficulties with normal function. Further, when teeth are missing from the jaw bone, the bone recedes over time. Dentures are not able to curb this recession, but because dental implants replace the root as well as the crown of the tooth, they prevent bone loss by stimulating the jaw bone in a way that dentures cannot.
If you are interested in dental implants or dentures in Oakland, CA, schedule a consultation with Dr. Prat today. We can further discuss the advantages of implants over dentures for tooth replacement.