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If you need teeth replaced on a large scale, you have a couple of options. Two of the most popular are dentures and dental implants.

We’re not trying to position one as better than the other – they both have their individual merits. Rather, Dr. Damon P. Swenson and the staff at CrossPointe Dental in Orem, Utah want to show the different use cases for each solution so you can make the best choice for your oral health.

With that aside, let’s take a look at the difference between dentures and implants.

Dentures sometimes get a bad rap, especially if you’ve ever seen an elderly relative take theirs out for the night. Dentures are a recreation of your original gums and teeth, made to look as natural as possible. They’re all custom-fit, as they’d have to be.

Dentures fit over the bare gums where your teeth used to be, and as such, they require daily cleaning and maintenance. For people missing a lot of teeth, they’re a great option.

Dental implants are pretty different from dentures, but they serve the same purpose. Instead of using an appliance you insert in your mouth, implants are left permanently in your mouth. A titanium post is inserted into your gums where your teeth were. After that, a crown is placed on top of the post and cemented into place. This process is so seamless that only a dentist can tell an implant from a real tooth.

Regardless of what you need, we’re here to help you with your oral health. For more information, give us a call today at 801-224-7337.