Are dental implants right for you? Dr. Greg Rubin takes a look at the pros and cons
Leading dental expert Dr. Greg Rubin, of the Calabasas Dental Institute, says dentures, bridges and dental implants are the most common procedures, but are vastly different in cost and effectiveness.
Dentures, which can last between five to ten years and are less invasive than dental implants, are removable appliances that come in either full or partial forms, meaning partial can restore a few missing teeth while a full denture can restore all the teeth in the upper or lower jaw.
Dr. Greg Rubin says they offer several advantages such as making eating and speaking easier, and supporting the muscles of the face, sometimes even providing a more youthful appearance. And today’s modern dentures can look more like natural teeth than those made with previous technologies.
However, Dr. Greg Rubin says the biggest issue with dentures is the way they fit. If a denture is not properly fit, it can cause pain because it rubs against the gums and can lead to swelling and soreness.
“Dentures, while one of the most affordable options, may not be very stable and could move during speaking or eating, causing embarrassing or uncomfortable situations,”
Compared to dental implants, a bridge offers another more affordable option. It is used to fill a gap between two healthy teeth. But because the process requires the filing down of those healthy teeth in order to achieve a tight fit, those healthy teeth may become weak and susceptible to decay over time.
Dr. Greg Rubin says that while dental implants may be the priciest option, they are the most effective.
“Because dental implants require a more complex procedure, they tend to cost more than dentures, depending on the treatment plan. But they offer the most benefit and can be considered a permanent solution.”
Dental implants are fixtures made of titanium that are surgically screwed into the jaw bone, providing long term stability. Another advantage of implants is that they look natural and feel better than bridges or dentures.
The disadvantages are that implants can be expensive and complications may develop after surgery.
“Before getting any kind of treatment, you need to do your research and make sure to speak to your dental professional about the best procedure for you,” Dr. Greg Rubin said.
If you’re thinking of getting dental implants, dentures or bridges, he recommends coming into his office for a complimentary consultation.
The Calabasas Dental Institute is located at 4764 Park Granada #107, Calabasas, CA 91302; (818) 224-2420.
Using the latest in high-tech digital technology, this group of dental experts and specialists provide first rate personalized service in all aspects of cutting edge general and cosmetic dentistry. A sleep apnea treatment center, which offers the most advanced oral treatments on the market, is also conveniently located on the premises. Doctors at the Calabasas Dental Institute, which is also the first dental office in Southern California to accept Bitcoin as payment, have pioneered some of the leading technologies in the treatment of bad breath and operate a one-stop bad breath treatment facility at the Calabasas location. For their innovation, they have been recognized nationally as leading experts in bad breath treatment by HealthTap.com, which ranked the group #1 among other health experts in the field. For more information, please visit CalabasasDentalInstitute.com.