Understanding Dentures vs. Dental Implants
Missing multiple teeth can limit your ability to eat nutritious food, hamper your social activities, and greatly impact your overall quality of life. To help patients overcome these hurdles, experienced dual specialist, Dr. Daniel Sok WoongHan provides both traditional and implant-supported dentures. Either of these restorations at Han & Ahn DMD, PC can provide a good solution for patients missing most or all of their teeth. Dr. Han can explain the difference between dentures vs. dental implants during your consultation at our McLean, VA, practice, to help you choose the prosthetic that will best suit your needs.
Treatment from a Doctor You Can Trust
As a an Ivy-League graduate, dually trained in implantology and periodontal prosthetics, Dr. Han has a reputation in the McLean area as one of the best in the business for delivering excellent results. His keen eye for aesthetics combined with his attention to detail helps him deliver unparalleled care to restore dental function and aesthetics for patients with missing teeth.
Dr. Han has a reputation in the McLean area as one of the best in the business for delivering excellent results.
Dr. Han is also committed to ongoing education, continually pursuing the latest tools and techniques in the dental industry to provide his patients quality comprehensive care. At Han & Ahn DMD, PC, we provide advanced technology, such as digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, and Panorex/Cephalometric/3D CT scan that allows us to accurately evaluate a patient’s requirements and create a treatment plan to meet individualized needs.
Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures
An implant-supported denture is affixed permanently to your jaw with dental implants. This prosthetic device involves the placement of dental implants surgically into your jawbone. These small titanium posts mimic the natural tooth roots and can help prevent jawbone recession.
In about four to six months, once you have fully healed and the posts have fused with your jawbone, impressions will be taken for your customized, natural-looking prosthetic to be fabricated. Patients can undergo the entire treatment (dental implant surgery and restoration placement) all under the same roof at our facility for streamlined and convenient care.
Implant-supported dentures provide many benefits:
- Designed to last a lifetime
- Better aesthetics and dental function
- Improved comfort
- No worry about dentures slipping, clicking, or shifting while talking and eating
- Closest replacement to natural teeth
Benefits of Traditional Dentures
If you are looking for an immediate and more cost-effective solution that does not require surgery, you may opt for traditional dentures. Dr. Han can craft a traditional prosthetic to restore your appearance and dental function with materials designed to match the look and feel of your natural teeth.
With his expert skill and artistry, Dr. Han can provide supreme precision in designing your restoration so that it fits comfortably and securely over your gums. Held in place with suction and an adhesive throughout the day, your device can be removed each night for cleaning and while you sleep.
Which Denture is Right For You?
There are a variety of factors that go in to choosing between dentures and dental implants, including time, cost, and lifestyle. Dr. Han can help you choose the right solution during your initial consultation. Contact our office today to schedule your appointment.