Our team at Oakwood Dental is deeply concerned for the health and well-being of our patients, our staff and their families. As of March 16th, The American Dental Association and the Colorado Dental Association have recommended that dental offices nationwide temporarily close.  

As you may know, we were already closed for most of this week for Spring Break. We have decided to extend our closure for an additional week in order to do our part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and will be canceling any routine or elective procedure appointments already scheduled through March 27th. We will instead concentrate on emergency dental care in order to care for our patients and alleviate the burden that dental emergencies would place on hospital emergency departments.

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Are Dental Implants or Dentures Better to Replace Missing Teeth?

November 23, 2018
Posted By: Brandt Jones, DDS
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If you have missing or severely damaged teeth, you may be considering dental implants or dentures. These are both viable options, along with partial dentures or dental bridges.

However, dental implants are a more permanent solution, an affixed solution, in other words. There are also patients who opt for a little of both.

How Dental Implants Replace Missing Teeth

The dental implant process starts with pulling teeth no longer salvageable through dentistry—broken, severely decayed, and not stable enough to support a crown or other—or preparing the gums for a dental implant. This may require bone grafting.

A dental implant is a small but strong titanium post surgically implanted in your jaw. This post affixes to your jawbone over time and becomes the host for an abutment and your new tooth.

In many cases, or in the event of multiple missing teeth, titanium posts can be strategically placed to hold a row of synthetic teeth or even an affixed denture.

How Dentures Take the Place of Missing Teeth

Like dental implants, dentures may require the extraction of damaged or nonviable teeth. With dentures, a cast of your mouth is used to make certain that the denture fits the unique contours.

At Oakwood Dental, we work closely with you and the dental lab to provide the best and most realistic looking dentures available.

When only a few teeth are missing, a partial denture can fill gaps.

As mentioned, dental implants can support a denture! This prevents slippage as your gums shrink over time.  

Choosing the Best Solution in Castle Rock

Before making a decision, it is best to make an appointment with your dentist to have a complete oral health assessment. And remember there are benefits to dental implants and dentures—everything from cost to performance.

If you’re considering dental implants or dentures, make an appointment with our Castle Rock, CO dental office today.

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