Sullivan Dental Partners
Sullivan Dental Partners
Richard Sullivan, III
DDS, FICOI, FIALD
Richard Sullivan, IV
DDS
Meghana Sthanam
DMD
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What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants vs Dentures?

January 30, 2021
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Posted By: Sullivan Dental Partners
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Missing teeth send many people searching for solutions. But with all the options out there, how do you know which one is right for you?

In our dental office, we start you with a consultation, provide all the needed information, and you choose the option that best works with your smile goals. However, your dentist will let you know whether a specific treatment will give you the results you’re hoping for.

In our dental office, many patients want to know about dental implants and, in some cases, how they compare to traditional dentures.

Dentures or Dental Implants in Franklin, TN?

Dentures are a time-tested solution to tooth loss, but they tend to loosen over time as your jawbone shrinks—a natural occurrence when teeth are lost. Eventually, you need relines in the dental office, or you find yourself applying adhesives throughout the day to prevent slippage.

Denture slippage can be an embarrassing situation!

Dental implants are a more permanent option because implants replace your tooth and its root. The first part of the implant process means a replacement root surgically implanted into your jaw. This new tooth root integrates with your bone over several months, and then it is ready for a dental crown.

Dental implants don’t slip. They do not require adhesives or relines. You brush and floss as usual and visit your dentist for regular checkups.

In some cases, patients opt for a combined approach through all-on-4 in Franklin, TN. This means four dental implants support an entire arch of restoration teeth. With this option, you don’t need an implant for every lost tooth, but you still get all the benefits of dental implant technology.

For Tooth Replacement, Contact Your Dentist in Franklin, TN

Replacing missing teeth is good for your self-esteem and your oral health. For more information, we encourage you to reach out to our dental team today.

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