Which Is the Right Fit: Dentures or Implants?

Which Is the Right Fit Dentures or ImplantWhen a tooth or teeth are missing, it can affect the person’s confidence and ability to talk or eat. Having our doctors provide a solution to the missing teeth can help a person have more normal functioning of the mouth and an improved state of health and well-being.

Schedule an appointment with our doctors to find out the best solution to your missing teeth. Generally, dentists would recommend having either dentures or implants put in to fill the gaps of the missing teeth and restore function to the mouth. Which choice is right for your situation?

Option 1: Dentures

Dentures, which are appliances in the shape of teeth that you put in and take out, are one of the solutions dentists provide for missing teeth. Dentures are able to replace a few teeth or all of them, and they give the added benefit of filling in the face where the facial muscles have drooped. Dentures can provide a nice look that’s similar to natural teeth while also offering improved function for eating and talking.

If some natural teeth can remain in the mouth, our doctors could use partial dentures. When all of the teeth are missing or the dentist removes the last ones, a full removable denture could be used.
Dentures have some downsides, which include a lack of permanency, feeling uncomfortable and the potential for the teeth moving from their position. On the upside, they improve the look and function of the mouth, can provide new teeth for the entire mouth and offer a solution when the jawbone or gums cannot support the permanent option of implants.

Option 2: Implants

Unlike dentures, which are removable, implants are permanently placed in the mouth. This solution involves posts that go into the jawbone and are finished with replacement teeth. Implants look natural and are able to match the natural surrounding teeth. Plus, they provide a strong replacement to natural teeth to offer full mouth functioning for eating and talking.

Many people prefer implants to dentures when the mouth is able to support them because they create permanent teeth. They are not right for people with weakened jaws or gums, or generally when all teeth are missing. Another downside is that getting implants requires extensive dental work that happens in stages. Because of the bone healing required in this procedure, it is generally reserved for healthy people without certain health conditions. This option tends to be best for healthy people who are missing a few teeth, have a strong jawbone to hold the implants and want to have permanent teeth rather than removable ones.

In the end, the final decision of getting dentures or implants should happen in a discussion with your dentist. When you schedule an appointment, one of our doctors at Sunset Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Sunset will provide a consultation of your situation and help you understand the pros and cons of implants compared to dentures for your situation. Contact us today so we can help you make this important decision to fit your needs and provide the best outcome.

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    Eri B.

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    As previously stated, Dr. Ubeita is great. After posting my initial review (below), he called me and took responsibility for his staff's error, which I appreciated. I found myself in an emergency situation and, because I have always felt comfortable at this office, I decided to give them an opportunity to correct their error, which they did. I remain pleased with their services, care and treatment. As a loyal patient, I am scheduled to return for more work to be done. The staff was attentive as always and Dr. Jan Ganndul was AMAZING.

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    The doctor and staff are great. I have been a patient for over 4 years; however, I was so disappointed at one of my visits. Our insurance verified the services I needed (all covered) and codes. It appeared this office was not using the correct codes (same procedure(s), difference code(s)). I called them to let them know and asked why they were using "old" billing codes. The lady was rude and dismissive and said she would call me back after she spoke with the doctor. More than 6 months passed and I never received a call. IF YOU ARE COVERED BY DENTAL INSURANCE, please know your plan and do not be afraid to call your insurance to verify services.

    9/04/2018
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    Wil M.

    Had my first appointment with Sunset Family & Cosmetic Dentistry today and I am thrilled. I've had to change dentists a few times the last few years due to long wait times, being overcharged, constantly having unnecessary procedures pushed on me but none of that happened here. Very professional, friendly staff, was called in right at 9 AM and they did not try to push anything on me. I'm so happy I found this place. If you're not sure your current dentist has your best interest at heart then come here!

    11/29/2017
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    Andrew K.

    I love this place. The staff is very polite and welcoming, they do their job very quickly. And prices are surprisingly low! 😁

    4/25/2018
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    maria T.

    Excellent service. 5 stars. For DR GANDUL and his team worker. 8/25/2018. Very professional. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!

    8/26/2018
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    John G.
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    Today was my first teeth cleaning with Marcela. She is by far the most gentle dental hygienist I have had. If you are looking for a very relaxing and stress-free cleaning I recommend her. The staff are all very friendly and engaging. You also get to wear sunglasses during the cleaning!

    12/04/2017
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    Frank J.

    I followed Dr Ubieta from South Beach because I was so impressed by his knowledge , calm professional mein and great hands

    9/11/2018
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    Rene T.

    The Doctor and staff are phenomenal. They really have the patients needs in mind. My son needed braces last year and his teeth look great now. My family comes here for all dental procedures. Friendly and professional staff, the office is also very clean. I have recommended them to all I know.

    3/21/2018

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