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When you need a lot of teeth replaced, how do you make the right choice for replacement? You could get implants filed down to razor-sharp points, or maybe veneers inlaid with diamonds – right?

Well, most people don’t choose to go for something that extreme. Instead, they’re focused on getting a natural, effective smile back. That’s what Dr. David L. Sykes and the team in Linwood, New Jersey want for you as well.

So, without further ado, let’s look at the differences between dentures and implants so you can pick the best option for your needs.

Dentures
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.

Implants
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 David L. Sykes DMD, LLC a call today at 609-653-6300.