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Dental Implants vs Dentures

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Implants vs. Dentures

Many patients who initially opted for removable dentures have switched to dental implants with positive results. Implants feel and respond like natural teeth, allowing for more natural eating and eliminating embarrassing moments when dentures may have slipped or clicked.

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The Progression of Bone Loss

Teeth are important to your oral health. Without their stimulation, the jaw bone will slowly deteriorate and make wearing a denture uncomfortable and unstable.

Click on a thumbnail below to view the progression of bone loss.

Dental Implants vs Dentures in West Allis

If you’re considering traditional dentures to replace one or more missing teeth, Dr. Ahmad Eslami encourages you to consider dental implants instead. Here’s why:

What is a dental implant?

Dental implants are made of titanium. Since the body accepts this type of metal, the implants will simply fuse tightly to your jaw bone and work the way natural teeth would.

The abutment is the component that sticks up though your gums so the crown has a place to sit.

The crown is the visible component of dental implants – the part that looks and functions like an actual tooth and sits on the abutment.

Some major differences between dental implants vs. dentures:

  • Dental implants are made of decay-resistant titanium so they can easily integrate with your jaw bone. Dentures are made of plastics and metal that can irritate gums.
  • Dental implants are embedded deep inside the jaw bone to function the way strong, healthy teeth roots would. Dentures sit atop the gum line, requiring adhesives to stay put, which often fail. Gaps, slips and clicking are common, especially when patients eat and talk. Some may even stop eating healthy foods because chewing is too trying.
  • Dental implants can replace one missing tooth or a whole mouth of missing teeth – it doesn’t matter. Dentures are designed to replace many missing teeth only.
  • Implants defend bone by exercising it the way real teeth roots would. Dentures can actually cause bone loss, because they don’t make contact with the jaw bone, they only rest on the gums.
  • Dental implants have longevity and will last many decades when patients take care of them. Dentures always need to be refitted and replaced, sometimes more than once or twice, which has a poor impact on the gums and jaw bone.

Schedule your dental implant consultation with West Allis periodontist Dr. Ahmad Eslami today, because it’s time to smile again.

About Us

Our office is dedicated to providing each of our patients with exceptional dental care and service. We understand that you have many options for your periodontal needs and appreciate that you have entrusted us with your oral health.

We strive to remain current on the latest advances in periodontal care so that our patients may benefit from our advanced knowledge and training. Your care is our top priority and we hope that our dedication to our profession shows in your care.

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Dr. Ahmad Eslami
Dr. Eslami & Team Perio
2323 S. 109th St. Suite 275
West Allis, WI 53227
Phone: (414) 519-6758 

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