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Dental Implants vs. Dentures

10 Sep 2015

Dental Implants vs. Dentures

Life is a journey. Sometimes throughout that journey you reach a fork in the road where you have to make a decision. Going one way may offer certain things you want, but not necessarily what you need. Going the other way may provide the opposite. So, the question then is, which route do you take?

Well, it depends what you deem the most important.   Since dental implants became an option for those with missing or damaged teeth, the question of how to restore your smile to its former glory (or give it a look that it’s never had before) has a different answer. However, newer options don’t necessarily mean they are better.

The tried, tested and true option of dentures has been around for a long time. They offer a solution to fixing broken smiles and have been doing it well for a long time. They come in varying options and fits and the wearers are usually very satisfied with the results.

So, how does one decide between whether to get dentures or dental implants? The two main factors to consider when making this decision are cost and time. Cost wise, dental implants are usually more expensive than getting dentures. You have to decide what you can comfortably afford and then move forward with that decision. Secondly, the factor of time is a major consideration. If you are looking for a permanent solution for your mouth, then dental implants are the way to go. Dentures can be more easily changed and adjusted, but lack a permanent, natural feel.

In any case, both are great solutions to help improve smiles. If you are unsure of the best option for you, consult your local Ottawa dental professional. They can help you make a decision that is the most comfortable for your mouth and budget.

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