Are Denture Implants Better Than Traditional Dentures?
Once, when someone was missing all of their teeth, dentures were the only option. Today, however, far better solutions are available. Among them, denture implants.
The Disadvantages of Dentures
Traditional dentures are no longer the standard in advanced tooth replacement. And that’s easy to understand when you consider just a few of the disadvantages listed below:
Often there is much discomfort and, frequently outright pain.
Conventional dentures are not always natural looking, particularly when chewing.
Dentures do not preserve bone. As the bone deteriorates, the fit of a denture loosens, risking slippage and falling as you laugh, sneeze or cough. This can particularly happen as the gooey adhesive holding the denture in place wears away through the day and is not re-applied in time.
Lack of teeth and the underlying bone support visibly ages a person faster.
Conventional denture wearers often feel less confident in their appearance and self-esteem.
Conventional denture wearers often can’t enjoy particular favorite foods like steak, corn on the cob or crisp fruit such as pears or apples.
Conventional denture wearers often complain of halitosis (bad breath).
The Advantages of Denture Implants
The troubles caused by traditional dentures are solvable by electing to have implant supported replacement teeth (denture implants). Denture implants, such as the All On 4 type, are securely anchored, which not only results in a much more enjoyable, dependable denture wearing experience. Anchoring also maintains the structure of the face, as it preserves bone.
Implant supported replacement teeth have a wide variety of advantages:
Denture implants feel far better in the mouth and are much more secure in place than conventional dentures.
Implant supported replacement teeth virtually stop bone deterioration, which occurs when there is no root for the bone to adhere to.
The structure of the face in preserved.
The natural attractiveness and shape of the face is enhanced.
With implant supported replacement teeth, the mouth’s roof isn’t covered as it is with conventional dentures. That means food’s textures and flavors can be better.
Relines and repairs are not required nearly as often as with conventional dentures.
Restoration of a person’s natural bite and the act of chewing returned to normal.
Dr. Spiro Karras of the Advanced Center for Oral Surgery and Dental Implants has a long and prestigious history. As a life-long resident of the Chicago area, he is a highly respected expert in oral surgery and dental implant procedures. He and his staff will be happy to answer your questions and help you learn if denture implants are right for you.