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Implants Versus Dentures - Which One Is Best For You?

When you are int he market to replace your teeth, there are basically two options that come up more than all the rest. They are dental implants and dentures. These two solutions couldn't be any more different in comfort, how much they cost, and how long they can last before they need to be replaced. In this article we try to show you the difference between implants, and dentures; with the hope that you have information with which to make an educated decision.

Dentures

This oral prosthetic is constructed through an impression of the inside of your mouth. With this impression, the lab technician is able to construct a set of dentures, using an acrylic resin customized to your mouth.

Time to Heal - If you are getting dentures it's probably because you already lost your teeth, so there is little, to no, healing required. The only requirement needed is the time to adjust the dentures properly for a proper fit. Duration - In some cases, dentures last ten years, or more, but in most cases, dentures need to be replaced with a new model that fits better to the mouth you have today; as opposed to the mouth those old dentures were introduced many years ago. Cost - Dentures can cost as much as $3,000 for a full set, or even more, depending on which dentist you get them from.



Implants

Implants are metal posts, usually made of bio-compatible titanium, that fuses with the jaw bone over the course of several months, and becomes the base for the replacement tooth. Once healing has taken place, the implant specialist follows up with the abutment, which is the piece that connects the implant with the crown; before completing the procedure by crowning the the implant with a porcelain tooth replacement.

Healing time- The implants part of the procedure can take anywhere from five, to as many as nine months before the body has accepted the metal into the environment. Duration- Implants are being made better with every year that passes, dentists no longer know how long they can last. Some dentists feel implants are being made to last throughout a patient's lifetime. Cost- Implants range from $1,500 to as much as $8,000 per tooth. Where you decide to have your implants done is going to be the major contributing factor to how much they end up costing.

If implants sound like the right choice for you, and you live relatively close to the city of Pittsburgh, make sure to contact the Tooth Implant Pros of Pittsburgh for more information on the services, and packages, they have available for all new patients. Search online using, "affordable dental implants in pittsburgh pa," and make sure to ask for their complimentary oral examination.

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