Dental Implants vs DenturesAnnapolis, MD

Dr. Vernon Sheen offers several replacement options for missing teeth to restore optimal oral health. The best treatment for you will depend on your personal oral health needs and cosmetic goals. Dr. Sheen, an Annapolis, MD dentist, will evaluate your gums and teeth and present you with all of your treatment options. Dr. Sheen will explain the pros and cons of each treatment and how they will benefit you.

Dental implants are recommended over removable appliances because they last longer and have more natural-looking results. Dental implants offer long-term benefits for dental health when compared to dentures as well as dental bridges.

If you’re a candidate for dental implants, we’ll discuss the cost of your dental implant treatment plan as well as any additional information regarding dental insurance, financing options, and payment schedules.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are now considered the number one choice in tooth replacement. With a nearly 98% success rate, dental implants offer a permanent and secure missing tooth treatment option. There are many benefits of dental implants, including full chewing function, replacing missing teeth at the root, will not slip, and they offer full chewing function.

Annapolis dentist Dr. Vernon Sheen has extensive training and experience in both multiple dental implants for missing teeth and single dental implants for one missing tooth. Dental implants are capped with a dental restoration that is custom fit to your smile. Dental restorations now use the latest in dental materials for a natural-looking tooth replacement. Learn more about the dental implant procedure.


For a long time, dentures have been the only option for replacing a full set of missing teeth. With the advancements in dental technology, dentures are now more realistic in appearance and provide greater comfort and fit.

If you choose dentures to replace your missing teeth, you now have the option to have removable or fixed dentures. One of the most exciting options available is implant-secured dentures, also known as “all on four” or “implant dentures”. These restorations are very similar to a traditional denture. However, they are fixed in the mouth using dental implants for a secure and stable fit.

Removable dentures can sometimes move or shift while eating and chewing, causing embarrassment or a lack of self-confidence. Traditional removable dentures require special daily and thorough cleanings. Dentures do not support the structure of the jaw bone, and patients may experience gradual bone loss and deterioration of the structure of the jaw.

Visit Our Annapolis Dentist Office

If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, we offer many options for replacement, including dental implants in our Annapolis, MD dentist office. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Sheen to discuss your options for missing teeth. Dr. Sheen will also answer all your questions about dental implants and the dental implant procedure. Call (443) 482-5202 or request a consultation online.

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