For most people, having missing teeth can really ruin your self esteem. You may no longer wish to smile in family photos, or feel really self conscious when talking with new people. However, there are options in place to help you regain your beautiful smile.
A few years ago, people looking to replace missing teeth only had the option of dentures. These days, thanks to awesome research and technology, people can now opt to have more permanent dental implants. Deciding between which option to choose is personal to each patient and their specific needs.
Dentures are the more traditional option. A denture is a removable replacement for missing teeth and tissues. Two different types of dentures are available, partial and complete. Partial dentures feature just a couple of replacement teeth, where as complete denture sets feature a full set of teeth. Dentures are often uncomfortable and required specific care in addition to your general dental routine.
By contrast, implants are a more permanent option. Dental implants are prosthetic teeth which are screwed into the jaw. Implants can be cleaned and flosses, just like your regular teeth. They also look more authentic than dentures, which often look more artificial.
If you are considering dental implants, contact Dr. Wong for a consultation.