There are many reasons why a person may lose all their teeth on one arch or both. Removable dentures have been the gold standard for replacing missing teeth for a very long time. However, dental implants are a game changer. The advantages of implant supported dentures are many.
|Do not require adhesives to stay put
|Can become loose over time and require adhesive pastes or powders
|Help you keep a youthful appearance by preserving jawbone structure
|Jawbone quality deteriorates over time, leading to less support for facial features and a look of aging
|Stability, comfort and strength because they are attached to the jawbone
|May slip or dislodge during eating or speaking, and can fall out when laughing or coughing
|Have the feel and function of natural teeth
|Often feel artificial and like a mouthful of plastic
|Natural chewing capacity is restored
|Certain foods may need to be eliminated from the diet. Some foods may cause dentures to become unseated
|Last a very long time
|Have a limited life of up to ten years, and may need to be relined after just a few years
|Easy to care for and clean
|Need to be removed and cleaned daily
|An investment that can last a lifetime
|Less expensive in the short run, but may require upkeep, repairs and replacement and not as effective
Keep in mind that cost is not just about the money. Removable dentures are definitely less expensive than dental implants. You will, however, spend additional money on adhesives, relining, repairs and replacements. Removable dentures do not provide the comfort or security that dental implant overdentures supply.
Before you make a decision, make an appointment with Ora Dental Implant Studio. We can explain the procedure to you and show you the difference dental implant overdentures can make in your life. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.