When we lose a tooth, deciding the best replacement option may be a serious dilemma. However, having an in-depth knowledge of the best possible replacement options may help make the decision easier. Even though losing one or more teeth may affect our smile, facial appearance, and chewing abilities, they have more adverse effects on our oral health as well as our general health. With proven options like dental implants and dentures, we help patients restore their missing teeth to regain their oral functions as well as keep their oral health in good shape.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are teeth replacement solutions that replace each tooth as a whole. A typical dental implant includes three parts. The implant is a post made from titanium. This implant post is surgically placed into the jawbone and left to bond with it. The jawbone bonds to the implant post in a process called osseointegration, fusing the implant securely in place. Once the bone is healed, the implant post receives an abutment and a permanent crown. All of these come together to simulate a complete tooth.

Who Can Get Dental Implants?

While dental implants tend to cost more than dentures, they present as long-lasting solutions, as they can last a lifetime with proper care and maintenance. Not all patients can get dental implants, as it is a procedure that requires the patient to have a healthy jawbone. Patients who have suffered from bone loss may have to consider other replacement options or undergo a bone graft procedure before getting dental implants. Also, dental implants are only suitable for adult patients with fully grown jawbones.


Dentures are a type of teeth replacement prosthetics that are removable. They are usually a set of artificial teeth carefully arranged on a pink-colored base replica of the human gums. This base holds the teeth in place. Dentures always have a metal framework that is lightweight for extra support and stability.

Dentures are usually of two types. Complete dentures, which is great for patients who have lost an entire set of teeth, or partial dentures, for patients missing many teeth in the same location, and having some natural teeth. Either option strives to provide the patient with an esthetic finish that emulates their natural teeth. When compared to dental implants, dentures cost significantly less and also allow you to remove them easily.

Dental Implants Or Dentures

Our professionals will examine and appraise your dental and medical health and history. Following this, we will see if you have an adequate jawbone to hold a dental implant. If not, you may require a bone graft, or you can opt for dentures. Dentures may be suitable for patients who have lost an entire row of teeth. However, there are variations of dental implants that you may consider if you do not want to bother about removing your full mouth dentures every day.
While you may want to decide these options yourself, it will be in your best interest to seek our professional advice and guidance. You can always call us at 603-769-8985 to schedule an appropriate consultation with our experts here at Amherst Village Dental.

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Amherst, NH 03031-1871

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