When you’re missing one or more of your teeth, one thing’s for sure: It greatly impacts your daily life. For example, eating the foods you used to enjoy becomes difficult, while talking and smiling in front of others may feel embarrassing because of your missing tooth. The good news is there are great options out there for replacing your teeth, and Dr. Jignesh Patel and Dr. Natasha Patel can help you determine which one is right for you. Learn more about dentures vs. dental implants in Jacksonville.

What is a Denture?

A denture is a removable appliance that is custom designed to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. Our doctors combine both their skill and artistry to craft a denture that will not only restore your smile in an aesthetically pleasing manner, but also support the muscles of your face.
A denture can take years off of your appearance, while giving you the function you once had with your natural teeth. Dentures do require a bit of a learning curve as you’re getting used to talking and eating with them, however most patients appreciate the fact that they immediately restore their smiles.

What is a Dental Implant?

Easily one of the best tooth replacement options dentistry has to offer, a dental implant is highly successful because it restores both your tooth and your root. A titanium post is surgically placed into your bone to create a stable foundation for you new tooth. After your implant is allowed time to heal and integrate with your bone, our doctors will customize a high quality porcelain crown that will naturally complement your smile.

What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

When your root is missing, your bone has nothing left to support and it will begin to deteriorate. Without a replacement, your healthy teeth will begin to shift into the open space left by your missing tooth. A dental implant protects your oral health because it closely mimics your natural tooth. With your implant, you’ll enjoy all the function you had with your natural tooth. You’ll be able to talk, eat, and smile with ease once again.
Dental implants can also be used to support a denture. Implants are strategically placed so your denture can snap into place. This offers a more secure fit with no movement or slippage when you talk or eat.

Contact Dental Center of Jacksonville to Learn More

At Dental Center of Jacksonville, we’re proud to offer comprehensive implant care so our patients can complete their implant procedures in our office from start to finish. This means that our doctors handle surgical implant placement, as well as your restoration. Contact our office today to learn more about how we can help you reclaim your smile and your oral health!