Should I get dentures or dental implants?
Both dentures and dental implants have their own advantages, and this is an individual and personal decision. We will provide you with the information you need to make this decision, but ultimately, it’s up to you.
Dentures tend to be a more affordable solution and technology has evolved considerably to the point where dentures look realistic and sit comfortably and securely. Most dental insurance plans cover dentures – or at least a significant portion of the cost.
While dental implants cost more and many dental insurance plans only cover a portion of the cost, they do provide advantages that are not possible with dentures. Because the implant is placed into the structure of the jaw, it prevents the reabsorption of the jaw tissue that happens when you are missing teeth. Dentures are unable to provide this benefit. Dental implants become a permanent part of the structure of your mouth and are cared for in the same way that you would care for your own teeth.
A hybrid option is also available – implant-retained dentures. Implant-retained dentures are held in place with a few dental implants, reducing the cost while still giving you some of the benefit of having dental implants.
If cost is a concern for you, please talk to us about our financing options and Quality Dental Plan. For more information on dentures or dental implants in Evansville, IN, please give our office a call today.