Comparing dentures with dental implants for tooth restoration

Dental Implants At Peters Dental Associates, we understand how daunting it can be to choose a tooth restoration solution after tooth extraction or loss. Dr. M.H. Peters, Jr. in the Houston, TX community is pleased to offer a range of options. With proper knowledge, patients can make the right choice for their smile. Many patients love the affordability of dentures, but may want to consider dental implants for permanency. The team of Peters Dental Associates can work with a patient to determine which is more appropriate for their specific situation.

  • Partial dentures – partial dentures are restorations that are fabricated of a metal and acrylic framework to snap into the dental arch using the surrounding teeth for support. These dentures are easily removed for simple care and cleaning. In many cases where extraction or tooth loss occur, patients often have dental insurance plans that will cover the cost of their partials, making restoration of the smile economical on eve the tightest of budgets. Partial dentures can also be repaired or adjusted to ensure proper fit over time.
  • Dental implants – dental implants are considered the gold standard in single tooth replacement. Implants are made of titanium, which is biocompatible with the body. The post is inserted into the bone of the jaw during oral surgery. The top of the implant, called the abutment, is then restored with a dental crown to look and function as a natural tooth once did. The primary benefit of the dental implant is that it is permanent and can last a lifetime when patients properly care for it. However, it can be costly, which may cause it to be a solution that is out of one’s price range. Some dental insurance plans may cover a portion of the cost, but not all, leaving an out-of-pocket expense for patients.

Considering tooth replacement options?

Consult with Dr. M.H. Peters, Jr. of Houston, TX today to find out which option is right for you. The practice is located at 2508 Bay Area Boulevard, Suite 100 and can be reached at (281) 486-8061. We welcome new patients and families into our office for quality solutions for their smiles!

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