When you need teeth replaced, you’re likely going to start doing some homework to see what your options are. Here at Mark A. Osenieks DDS, PC in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we’re proud to offer a wide array of different tooth replacement options.
One of the more popular options is to get dentures, installed by an experienced dentist. But what else is there to know about dentures? Well, let’s take a look.
Why get dentures?
It’s likely that Dr. Mark Osenieks will recommend dentures if your gums or jaw bone aren’t healthy enough to support dental implants. Older patients may hear this more often, since their gums and bones tend to be less healthy. You’ll also hear it if you’ve had severe oral health issues in the past.
Dentures are a far less invasive procedure than implants. Instead of having titanium posts inserted into your gums, then covering those with crowns, a mold is simply made of your mouth.
Dentures are hand-made from that mold, and they’ll only ever perfectly fit one person – you. Implants, while personalized, aren’t that detailed. They simply don’t have to be in order to be effective options.
At the end of the day, the person who can make the best choice for this type of process is yourself. Educating yourself on the different options available will help you make a great choice. To learn more, call us today at (616) 453-0002.