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Dental Implants vs. Dentures – What’s the Difference?

Is there really a difference between a dental implant and a denture? Actually, there is. A few, actually. And thanks to modern technology, dental implants have become more of a preferred choice.

For decades, if you had to replace a few teeth or a whole row of teeth, dentures were the answer. Whether the tooth was broken, cracked, or had fallen out, you had to think about replacement teeth and adhesive. They have been a great solution, especially given their natural look. Helping patients eat and speak better, the additional benefits to oral health have been far and wide. But in recent years, dental implants have emerged as another, sometimes far better, alternative. Here are some comparisons:

  • Dentures are sculpted from ivory, bone, and porcelain.
  • Dental implants are made from plastics.
  • Slipping is still a problem with dentures.
  • Dental implants encourage bone growth, along with stability.
  • Implants are built to last for the rest of your life.

On top of this, implants are often found to be more comfortable than dentures. Placed in a stronger spot in your mouth, and the goal is to replace the roots of your lost teeth.

Whatever you choose, feel the comfort and confidence of restoring your smile. Don’t be afraid to smile more, speak up more, and show everyone you who you really are. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Caputo for a consultation about what’s best for you and your overall health. Whatever questions you have, from what the next step is to the final step, he and his excellent staff are here to help.

Call the practice of Dr. Paul V. Caputo today at (630) 922-1311 to schedule your appointment. Our office is located in Naperville, and we proudly serve patients from Bolingbrook, Aurora, Plainfield, Romeoville, Naperville, and northwestern Illinois.

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