Gentle Dental of St. Clair Shores
26210 Harper Avenue, Suite 100, St. Clair Shores, MI 48081

Dentures or Dental Implants – Understanding Your Tooth Replacement Options

dca-blog_dental-implant-man-with-picture

Almost 70% of adults between the ages of 35 to 44 are missing at least one tooth as a result of serious gum disease, tooth decay, and injuries or accidents. However, dental implants or dentures can be great solutions for tooth loss. Be sure to carefully consider your budget, health, and lifestyle when choosing between the benefits of affordable quality dentures and dental implants.

What Are the Advantages of Dentures?

Affordable quality dentures have greatly improved over the past few decades. If your jawbone is unhealthy, or you have extensive gum disease, full or partial dentures may be your best choice. Conventional dentures are placed about three months after natural teeth have been removed. Dentures offer these benefits:

  • Dentures are often covered by dental insurance
  • Dentures can be easily adjusted if necessary
  • Dentures are safe for those with unstable jaws or other medical conditions
  • There is no risk of surgical complications

What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?

Dental implants are replacements for the root of a missing tooth, so if your gums and jawbone are healthy, dental implants may be your best option. Cared for properly, dental implants can last more than 20 years. People with certain medical conditions are not good implant candidates; your dentist in St. Clair Shores can determine if you’re a candidate. Dental implants offer the following benefits:

  • Dental implants have a 98% success rate
  • Dental implants are more comfortable than removable dentures
  • Implants look and function more like natural teeth
  • Dental implants won’t affect your speech, slide during eating, or make clicking sounds
  • There is no need for adhesives or soaking

To find out more about affordable quality dentures and dental implants options, talk to your dentist. Schedule an appointment today, so you and your dental team can start working on your new smile.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in St. Clair Shores, call Gentle Dental of St. Clair Shores today at (248) 850-1809 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in St. Clair Shores. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of St. Clair Shores, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of St. Clair Shores.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
efficiency and cleanliness
Dennise N.
It took me over 20years to get to the dentist. If I would have known Dr. Ascano was out there I would have gone sooner. From the very first visit he took all my fears away and made me feel […]
Sandra M.
Everyone was so professional and pleasant. The staff knows you by your name.
Renee Y.
My daughter is apprehensive about the dentist but this place is awesome with her every time. Doctor is very friendly as is all the staff. Hygienists as well as office staff
Amber O.
Such an amazing staff all around. Kathy, Dr. Ascano and Dr. Duan are all so knowledgeable and kind. They made me feel so comfortable even though I was a pain to them and have a crazy fear of the […]
Allissa B.
I’ve only been going to gentledental/Dr. Ascano for a bit over a year. Not only is he and all the staff very kind (my previous dentist was kind), but he is thoughtful and instills confidence in his […]
Dawn A.
Dr. Duan fixed a tooth that I thought was going to cost me a lot of money, I never even thought of the way that she fixed it as I’m not a dentist… Anyways I came out of there with spending under […]
Heidi B.
People are nice and efficient
Jane S.
Very happy with the experience and staff!
Charlotte S.
Dr and staff are awesome.
Catherine C.
I have been coming to this office for many years the staff Carol is wonderful , my Dentist is amazing. Flexible hours and great customer service.
Donna B.
Dr. Ascano and his entire staff are always so nice that I feel like I’m visiting with friends! They do a wonderful job and are very patient with my daughter. I highly recommend Gentle Dental on […]
Brad B.
Dr. Ascano is the best! He’s friendly and caring and works hard to resolve any problems that I’m having.
Valorie M.
Great atmosphere, the staff and dentists were extremely nice and helpful….They are really funny too ….I have my reservation about going to the dentist, but not anymore!!! They are the epitome of […]
MRS E.
Friendliness of staff. Knowledge of insurance. Pricing options. No waiting for long periods of time.
Lesa B.
The Professionalism and the attentiveness of the team.
Stephanie H.
Dr. Ascano is very caring and personable. He really makes a point to get to know his patients. The staff at Gentle Dental are VERY helpful too!
Satyra J.
My daughter and I had a very good experience the people very nice professional and kind and yes very gentle my daughter’s a big baby
Jacob A.
Okay so I grew up being a afraid of the dentist my whole life. We had really crappy health coverage so we switched dentist offices a TON but this Gentle Dental is not like any other place I’ve […]
Elizabeth W.
Omg I love this dental office. The staff are always nice and professional and dr. Ascano is the best ever!!!
Jalisa H.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (248) 850-1809
Our Location