If you have missing teeth that need to be replaced, you are probably thinking about getting dental implants or dentures. Both of these treatment methods have their benefits and drawbacks. At our Modestow Family Dentistry practice, our two top-notch dentists, Dr. Ian Modestow and Dr. Jacinthe Giroux, can talk to you about whether or not dental implants in Florence or bridges or dentures will work best for you.
Many patients who come to our dental practice get dental implants in Florence because dental implants look, feel, and function just like permanent teeth. However, dental implants are not right for every patient. To begin with, dental implants are generally a more expensive treatment option than getting dentures. This is because dental implants take a longer treatment time and they also require oral surgery. For some patients, oral surgery is not a good option, or it is something they want to avoid. Additionally, a patient can get dentures in just a few office visits, while dental implants may take up to six months to complete. However, when you have dental implants they only require that you brush and floss your teeth on a regular basis and come to our dental practice for periodic dental cleanings. Dentures need to be removed from your mouth several times a day to do require daily care. Also, dental implants are extremely secure so you never need to worry about them slipping or embarrassing you in any manner. Our dentures are extremely well-fitting, and as secure as possible. Some of our patients even choose to have dentures secured by dental implants. If your jawbone is not thick enough or healthy enough to get dental implants, then getting dentures is also an excellent alternative. As you can see, there are many considerations that need to go into this treatment choice; our dentist will help you to sort through these concerns so that together you can come up with the best treatment option for you.
If you would like to come to our dental practice to learn more about getting dental implants in Florence, simply contact us today.