Lakewood patient asks, “Which is better for smile enhancement, dentures or implants?”
Dental patients today have a myriad of options when it comes to smile restoration, transformation or enhancement. In the past, individuals who had experienced tooth loss had to rely on old-fashioned and sometimes uncomfortable dentures.
At South Lakewood Dental, serving patients from Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, and nearby communities, Dr. Scott Stewart believes in offering our patients healthy alternatives to conventional treatment. Patients dealing with tooth loss can choose from modern, life-like dentures, sturdy and durable dental implants, or a combination of both procedures.
Dental implants have quickly become the preferred treatment for tooth loss. Considered permanent replacement, implants are surgically placed into the bone where they integrate securely. Because the bone needs stimulation to prevent erosion, dental implants successfully strengthen the supporting bone and keep the surrounding teeth in place. A natural-looking cap covers the visible portion of the dental implant and restores normal tooth function for eating, chewing and speaking.
As a board certified Naturopathic Physician and holistic and biological dentist, Dr. Stewart is pleased to offer zirconium non-metal dental implants as a more biocompatible option.
In certain cases, dental implants may not be an option. Dentures have evolved dramatically over the years. Gone are the clumsy, unnatural feeling false teeth of old. Our denture treatments include Fountain of Youth Dentures, designed to restore youthful volume and structure to the patient’s face, and Geneva AutoCentric cosmetic dentures, for the ultimate fit and comfort when eating, chewing and speaking.
For patients who may not have enough bone volume to support full dental implants, a combination of mini dental implants and dentures may be recommended. The mini implants anchor the denture securely in place. After thorough consultation with each patient to determine the best options, Dr. Stewart and our team will develop a customized plan of care.
With more than 30 years of experience caring for the dental needs of families in Colorado, Dr. Stewart has received extensive education and training beyond his medical degree as a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS). Dr. Stewart has attained certification in the placement of mini dental implants and has completed specialized cosmetic dentistry training at the Las Vegas Institute.
Call us today at (855) 233-0023 for more information about smile enhancement with restorative dentistry.Back to Dentures Page