Comparing Dentures and Dental Implants

If you’re coping with tooth loss, your dentist has a few options available to restore your smile. Dentures and dental implants both replace missing teeth, but the way they’re worn and cared for are different. There are benefits to each treatment, so it’s important to work with your dentist to decide which one is right for you. Here is a comparison of dentures and dental implants:


Getting the proper fit is paramount for both dentures and dental implants, so both procedures are done over the course of multiple dentist visits. Fabricating dentures usually requires visits over the course of about six weeks, as your dentist takes molds of your jaw and existing tooth structure before adjusting the dentures for a comfortable fit.

Dental implants are placed over the course of about eight months. Since implants are placed directly into your jaw structure, they require time to fuse to the bone before the final prosthetic teeth can be placed.

Number of Teeth Replaced
Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, while dentures cannot. If you have sufficient jaw bone to support them, dental implants can be used to replace an entire mouth of lost teeth, but the process is longer and more invasive than using dentures for complete tooth restoration.

Dentures, in the form dental bridges, can be used to replace just a few missing teeth, as long as they are next to each other.

Both dentures and dental implants can be comfortable. With dentures, it’s important to go to a dentist who is an expert in crafting high-quality dentures, like Sanford Dental Excellence. This will ensure that the fit is comfortable and that you can chew with confidence.

Dental implants feel more natural than dentures since they don’t need to be removed and are designed to mimic the tooth’s natural structure. However, they’re not ideal for diabetics in some cases, and some people may find the implant process prohibitively time-consuming.

Whether dentures or dental implants are right for you depends on a number of factors, from your general health to your treatment goals. To find out which one is the best fit for you, schedule a consultation with Lake Mary’s Sanford Dental Excellence today. We’re experts in crafting natural, comfortable dentures and placing dental implants. Call (407) 320-1700 to make an appointment.

Recognizing the Signs of Sleep Apnea

Do you feel like you’re sleepwalking even after hours spent in bed? If you experience crushing exhaustion but can’t explain why, sleep apnea may be the cause. Patients with sleep apnea don’t get good rest because they stop breathing and gasp for air while they’re asleep. Most of the time, patients aren’t aware that they are suffering from sleep apnea, unless a partner complains of their loud snoring or choking noises. Instead, many patients with sleep apnea experience symptoms they can’t explain during the day.

Learn more about some of the waking symptoms of sleep apnea by watching this video. Overwhelming, unexplained exhaustion caused by this condition can affect your social and work lives. You will also hear how lack of concentration and social withdrawal can be indicative of sleep apnea.

If you think you’re suffering from sleep apnea, your dentist can help. Call Lake Mary dentist Dr. Seidler of Sanford Dental Excellence at (407) 320-1700 to set up a consultation and learn more about our sleep apnea treatment.

What Strickland FaceLift Dentures™ Can Do for Your Smile

For denture wearers, one of the biggest problems to overcome is the change in facial structure caused by the loss of teeth. The facial muscles naturally slacken when dentures are removed from the mouth, but with ill-fitted or poorly designed dentures, that sunken-in look remains even when the dentures are in. Denture wearers’ self-esteem often suffers in these scenarios, because this sunken look tends to make them appear older. The good news is that Strickland Facelift Dentures ™, like those crafted at Sanford Dental Excellence, can change that. At our dental practice, we believe dentures can actually take years off your appearance. Here is what you need to know about our Strickland Facelift Dentures ™:

[Disclaimer: The Strickland Facelift Dentures™ services are in no way related to Dr. Sam Muslin’s exclusive Face Lift Dentistry ® treatment.]

Facelift Dentures

What Are Strickland Facelift Dentures ™?
Strickland Facelift Dentures ™ are expertly crafted dentures designed with your actual neuromuscular dimensions in mind. By taking your facial structure into account when designing your dentures, we’re able to help you maintain your natural facial muscle relaxation and function. Instead of the sucked-in appearance many denture wearers experience with their new teeth, Facelift Denture patients look completely natural.

Can Strickland Facelift Dentures ™ Make You Look Younger?
Strickland Facelift Dentures ™ can make patients look younger! Because these dentures lift and hold the facial muscles in their natural position patients’ faces look lifted and youthful. The result will be especially dramatic if you have previously worn traditional dentures for a long period before.

What Are Some Other Benefits of Strickland Facelift Dentures ™?
Patients with Strickland Facelift Dentures ™ report increased confidence because their dentures look better. These dentures also fit more comfortably and securely because they are designed specifically for your facial and jaw structures. Patients can eat and speak normally, confident in the knowledge that these dentures won’t slip.

Don’t suffer with dentures that don’t fit! If you live in the Lake Mary or Sanford area, contact Sanford Dental Excellence today to learn how dentures could help you. We also offer a full range of general and sedation dentistry services. Make your appointment today by calling (407) 320-1700.

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