Partial Dentures vs. Dental Implants

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Dental implants and partial dentures are two options designed to replace missing teeth while providing you with a natural-looking smile and improved bite function.

The best solution to replace your missing teeth will depend on a number of individual factors. The Pittsburgh implant dentists at Dentonics can help you determine the right treatment option for your unique needs.

Partial Dentures

Dentures and partial dentures have long been popular choices for coping with missing teeth. Complete dentures are removable appliances used to replace a full row of teeth, while partial dentures can replace multiple missing teeth but are anchored to your remaining natural teeth.

Although partial dentures are a more cost-effective option than dental implants, they are not as durable or long-lasting as dental implants. Partial dentures provide limited functionality when compared with dental implants, and they are vulnerable to wear and will eventually require replacement.

Dental Implants

For many patients seeking to replace missing teeth, dental implants are the ideal solution because they look, feel and perform like your natural teeth.

Each dental implant consists of a titanium implant, which acts as a replacement root and is firmly anchored in your jaw. This implant is topped with a porcelain dental crown that is custom-made to look and function like a natural tooth.

Dental implants are more expensive than dentures and require two procedures spaced some months apart, but many patients find the added cost and time well worth it for the beautiful, long-term results. For more information, please see our Questions about Dental Implants page.

If you would like to learn more about your options for replacing missing teeth, please contact Dentonics to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Joe or Dr. Charles Frye. We welcome patients from Allison Park and the greater Pittsburgh area.

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