Dental Implants vs. Dentures

For patients missing all their teeth along the upper or lower jaw, we offer several effective options for restoring the function and beauty of their smiles. Dental implants are often considered the gold-standard when it comes to replacing missing teeth, as they offer many unique advantages. A dental implant essentially mimics the natural form and function of a tooth. The custom implant crown is well-supported by a titanium implant which is fused to the jawbone, resembling a tooth’s root. The result is an exceptionally natural-looking replacement tooth that can provide unparallelled stability, security, and confidence.

However, not all patients are good candidates for dental implants. For these patients, custom-designed dentures can restore a full smile with beautiful results. At OC Lifesmiles, our dentures are made from durable, high-quality materials and precisely designed to fit the mouth and gums snugly and comfortably. Some of our patients choose All-on-4® implant-supported dentures, which are a hybrid of traditional dentures and dental implants. This innovative technique utilizes four strategically placed dental implants to firmly secure each full arch of replacement teeth. Implant-supported dentures are often the best option for patients who seek the benefits of dental implants, but lack the jawbone density for a full set of single implants.

To determine which tooth replacement method is right for you, contact OC Lifesmiles and schedule a consultation with Dr. Cross today.

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Dr. Cross has done such a fabulous job in the 8+ years I’ve been his patient, it leaves him with very little work to do on me these past few years. I appreciate how he embraces and has mastered cutting-edge technology. It’s also comforting that he remembers minor details about the condition of my teeth without even having to refer to my chart. The girls at the front desk have an equally impressive memory and are so sweet and friendly.

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