Dentures or Implants? | Austin Dentist | Grand Oaks Dentistry
Dentures or Dental Implants?

Our Austin Dentist Talks Tooth Replacement Options for Our Patients

Feeling uncomfortable with smiling because you have missing teeth? This is an understandable reaction, but we want our patients to be proud to share their smile! If you've been thinking of replacing those missing teeth but don't know where to start, our Austin dentist is here to help. Two of the most popular options - dentures and dental implants - are available to you, but do you know which one would be best for your smile? Let's break it down at Grand Oaks Dentistry.

 

Dentures

Dentures are prosthetic devices designed to be supported by hard and soft tissue where your teeth used to be. You can get these both in full or partial dentures, ensuring that your current teeth are kept. 

 

Pros

  • Both removable and permanent options available
  • Customizable
  • Look natural

 

Cons

  • Unable to eat certain foods
  • Non-permanent varieties cannot stay in while you sleep
  • Not as natural looking or feeling as dental implants

 

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a far more permanent solution to any missing teeth and are often considered the best option for getting your smile back. This process gives you durable, efficient teeth that can be cleaned and tended to without issues for the rest of your life—helping you eat what you like.

 

Pros

  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Restores chewing and speaking ability
  • Promotes healthy gums

 

Cons

  • Lengthy healing process
  • Requires surgery to install, which can lead to pain and swelling

 

Every smile is unique and we will always treat your smile as such. That's why it's important to break down these differences here and at our office with our Austin dentist. Your smile's treatment will be different from the next patient's, so we want to ensure that you're getting the service and smile you deserve. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Sharma and learn more about these options, call Grand Oaks Dentistry at (512) 291-1666 today.