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Dental Implants VS Dentures

Two different tooth-replacement options consistently go head to head in our offices for the best choice, and those are dental implants and traditional dentures. Van Alstine Family Dentistry understands that these options each have their merits, and we are here to help find the right solution for your individual goals. Feel free to call us with any questions that you may have while trying to find your best solution.

Why Do I Need to Replace Lost Teeth?

There are a variety of reasons that you should look to replace your lost teeth. First and foremost, the empty sockets can cause a wide range of detrimental problems. For example, the bone in the area slowly begins to diminish as there is nothing consistently stimulating it. This can cause your other teeth to shift and move around in the process. It can also eventually lead to those teeth falling out. Missing teeth can cause pain when eating or speaking and can cause gum disease. These pockets provide the perfect home for bacteria to collect and wreak havoc on not only the rest of your mouth but the rest of your body as well. These empty gaps also tend to be cosmetically unappealing and can cause speech impediments, further harming your self-esteem and confidence.

What are Implants and Their Benefits?

Dental implants are the permanent tooth replacement option. These are small titanium posts that are surgically installed into your jawbone. These act as the “root” to which false teeth can be secured. They are great for if you need one or more teeth replaced, as they are a very versatile option. These are extremely beneficial in that not only are they permanent, but they also work hard to keep stimulating your jaw over time. Each bite you take, and each time you chew, your jaw receives the same vibrations as a natural tooth root. They are easy to keep clean and to care for. You can eat and function normally and comfortably once more. Finally, they also keep you looking young and healthy.

What are Dentures and Their Benefits?

Traditional dentures are a very commonly used option in which an impression of your gums is taken if you are missing most or all of your teeth and a set of custom-made false teeth is fabricated. It will give you the majority of your function back for a fraction of the price. You will be able to eat more comfortably than before, and speech will come much more easily. They can give you a somewhat natural looking smile to provide some of the confidence that may have been lost while you were without teeth. These are also an affordable option compared to some other restorative procedure. It is important to bear in mind, however, that they may require replacement, repairs, or realignment later on. These are also a good option as they are easy to remove and to clean.

Van Alstine Family Dentistry will help you get your smile back. Give us a call today and set up an appointment to find the perfect solution for your individual needs.

Schedule An Appointment

Do you have questions? We welcome your phone calls and invite you to join our dental family. We are here to assist you on, or to get started on your journey toward a healthy, confident smile at our dental practice in Ypsilanti, MI. For more information or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (734) 480-8818 or fill out our online appointment request form.
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Location: 1900 Packard Rd Ypsilanti, MI 48197-1866
Call: (734) 480-8818


Here are a few helpful hints to ensure you arrive safely:
•  When using GPS to find us be sure to enter Ypsilanti, there is a 1900 Packard not too far from us in Ann Arbor as well.
•  Turn onto Kewanee Rd off of Packard Rd. Then turn left into the parking lot below our building. You can park anywhere.
•  The entrance to the building is on the south side (facing Packard Rd) on the same level as the parking lot.
•  Once you enter, walk to the top of the stairs and turn right. We are the first office you come to with the big glass door. Please come in and let the receptionist know you are here.
•  If you are unable to use the stairs, please call us and we will be happy to help you access the ramp into the building.

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