Studies show that around 178 million Americans have lost at least one tooth. Furthermore, over 40 million Americans have lost all of their teeth. There are plenty of reasons why people lose their teeth. It could be because of facial trauma, an accident, or poor dental hygiene. Luckily, you have plenty of tooth replacement options to choose from. The top two dental prostheses are dentures and affordable dental implants in Orlando.
Dentures have been around for a long time. Over the years, the design and comfort have dramatically improved to satisfy patients. It's a removable device that replaces missing teeth and gum tissue. There are two types of dentures – partial and complete. Partial dentures are used when you still have natural teeth left, but if you've lost all of your teeth, your dentist will recommend complete dentures. It's popular because of its affordability.
Dental implants also replace missing teeth. They are usually made of biocompatible metal like titanium that your oral surgeon will insert into your jawbone. After several months, the embedded implants will completely integrate with your bone tissues, and they then function like tooth roots. Once the process of osseointegration is achieved, the abutments and artificial crowns are placed next to complete your smile. Although a bit pricier than dentures, implants are designed to last for years. If you think about it, they are worth the investment.
The choice between dentures and dental implants is yours. Make sure you weigh the pros and cons of each. However, if you decide to go for implants, your oral surgeon will first screen you for eligibility. At Altamonte Implant and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer a wide range of customized treatment plans for all our patients. We take advantage of cutting-edge technology and utilize modern dentistry techniques to ensure that you get the smile you have always wanted. Fill out our form to schedule an appointment with us.
– Dr. Atila C. Miranda, DDS –(407) 831-4008752 Stirling Center Pl STE 1000,