I am having to have my front teeth and a few back teeth pulled because of extensive decay. I have avoided dental care for some time and now I am paying the price. I’ve looked into dental implants, but the cost is pretty high. I was thinking about dentures, but wondered if they would look natural, or if I would look like someone with fake teeth.
How natural your dentures look will depend on what cosmetic dentist you choose. That actually goes for almost any cosmetic procedure. The results depend on how artistic and “picky” the dentist is. With an excellent cosmetic dentist you can get dentures that are absolutely stunning and cannot be told apart from attractive natural teeth.
You are right that Dental Implants are more expensive. For some people they are just plain out of reach. They have some real benefits though, and if you can afford them, they are the treatment I’d recommend. First, dentures move around. No matter how tightly your dentist tries to get them to fit, there will be moments when food gets under them. There will even be days when the slip out of your mouth at embarrassing times. Implants avoid all of that because they are implanted directly into your jawbone. This also is the reason they prevent facial collapse.
If they are too far out of your budget, you might consider mini implants. They can at least stabilize your dentures.
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