Dentist Orland Park, Palos Heights, Palos Park, Lockport Dentures or Dental Implants?

Choosing Between Orland Dental Implants and Dentures

As a top provider of Orland dental implants. Dr. Pape often helps patients with one or several missing teeth get their smile back! Dental implants are the most natural looking and feeling the solution to missing teeth available today but are not necessarily always the only option.


For years, patients have also decided to seek dentures as a form of treatment for missing teeth…and they still are popular choices today!


To help you decide on what the best solution for your missing teeth can be, today we have provided you with a blog comparing and contrasting some of the pros and cons of both dentures and dental implants for your benefit!


We will start off by saying that the dentures of yesterday are in no way the ones of today. Most people have an “image” of dentures as they see them in their head that might not be so accurate. You may see a grandparent pulling out their false teeth to freak you out then place them in a solution for the night…they look obviously fake and clunky. Well, those are not today’s dentures. Today’s dentures, rather for partial tooth loss or full, are more natural looking and stronger than ever before. They are found especially helpful in patients needing whole sets of teeth replace, who may be on budgetary or considerable time restraints as well.


On the other side of the coin, in the last 50 or so years dental implants have risen to prominence in the world of missing teeth solutions. Their titanium root strength, natural look and feel make them popular solutions for patients with all different cases. Dental implants do, however, take a longer time to place and will cost you more in the long run. Between placement of the implant in the gum line and the fixing of the false, crown tooth on top of the implant- several months may need to pass for healing. Also, implants are not ideal for patients with weak or compromised gums or jaws- which will need to be assessed by your Orland dental implants provider on a case to case basis.


To see if you are an ideal candidate for Orland dental implants from Dr. Pape, call our office today to schedule a consultation by dialing (708) 403-9848.