If you are missing a single tooth, you may be considering your options for restorative dentistry at Honest Teeth. While partial dentures are an inexpensive, simple way to restore your smile, they are often not the best long-term choice.

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Dental implants from Dr. Max Meinerz and Dr. Kyle Krueger are a permanent option that will look and feel natural. Here’s a few reasons to consider dental implants over a partial denture if you are missing a tooth:

1. Dental Implants Are A Better Long-Term Investment

Though dental implants are expensive compared to partial dentures, they are often a better long-term investment. This is because a typical dental implant will last 20-30 years, and potentially even longer with proper dental hygiene. As a comparison, dentures must often be replaced every 3-8 years. This means that in the long run, dental implants will save you both time and money.

2. Dental Implants Look And Feel More Natural Than Partial Dentures

Dental implants are actually surgically implanted where your missing tooth used to be. This means that your implant will look and feel completely natural.

On the other hand, partial dentures are usually secured to the surrounding teeth. They tend to shift and move, and they won’t always look or feel completely natural.

3. Dental Implants Prevent Bone And Gum Tissue Loss

One of the other big advantages of dental implants is that the implant stimulates the underlying bone and jaw tissue, preventing it from receding. Because partial dentures only rest above the gum tissue, they do not have this effect, which can lead to the loss of gum tissue and weakening of the jawbone.

4. Dental Implants Don’t Require As Much Care 

Partial dentures must regularly be cleaned, and have to be rinsed after each meal to prevent food from building up below the denture, which means you’ll spend a lot of time maintaining your denture.

Dental implants require no special care. All you have to do is brush your teeth twice a day, floss normally, and see Dr. Krueger or Dr. Meinerz for a regular six-month teeth cleaning and oral exam. That’s it! 

5. Dental Implants Don't Slip Or Move

Even the best partial dentures will slip or move somewhat while chewing, eating, and speaking. It takes a while to adjust to this slippage, which can make it more difficult to speak and chew with confidence.

Dental implants do not move or slip at all. Their design ensures that they stay solidly implanted in your gum line, and that they are just as secure as a natural tooth would be.

Interested In A Dental Implant? Schedule Your Appointment Today! 

Since dental implants are durable and can help keep your gums and mouth healthy, they are usually the best choice for replacing a single missing tooth. With a dental implant, you can restore your smile permanently and conveniently.

Interested in a dental implant from Honest Teeth, but not sure if it’s the right choice? Schedule a consultation today! Dr. Meinerz or Dr. Krueger will meet with you, and after an oral exam, they will help you understand if a dental implant is the right choice for you.

Give us a call now at (262) 784-7770 to get started, or visit our office in-person at 15255 Watertown Plank Rd, Suite 100, Elm Grove, WI 53122.