Over the years, dentures have been a valuable solution for individuals with several or all missing teeth, restoring smiles and bite power. These restorations not only bring back your ability to bite but also boost your confidence in your smile. For certain individuals, implant dentures emerge as a preferred option. Curious about the distinctions between traditional and implant dentures? If you’re unsure about the best choice for you, continue reading to understand the difference between the two.
The Downside of Traditional Dentures
Traditional dentures are a popular choice for tooth replacement, providing support to jaws and remaining teeth. However, they can slip during activities like eating, speaking, laughing, or smiling. While denture adhesive offers a temporary fix, addressing the underlying issues causing improper fit is essential.
Dentures pose a risk of bone loss as the jawbone tends to deteriorate without the necessary stimulation. Patients may experience a 25% loss in jawbone density within the first year alone. Consequently, adjustments or replacements of dentures are often necessary to ensure a better fit in the wearer’s mouth.
How Implant Dentures Can Help
Dental implants are essentially titanium screws surgically implanted into the jawbone. Through a process known as osseointegration, lasting four to six months, they seamlessly fuse with the jawbone, rendering them as durable as natural teeth.
Implants support various types of restorations, including dentures, offering both the required jawbone stimulation for optimal health and the aesthetic benefit of filling the gaps in your smile. Additionally, with implants, there’s no need for denture adhesive, as they securely anchor the restorations in place. This not only enhances stability but also contributes to a more natural and comfortable experience.
While opting for traditional dentures is a step towards restoring your smile, it’s worth discussing implant dentures with your dentist. They could be the optimal choice for replacing multiple missing teeth, providing a stable, beautiful, and enduring smile that you’ll truly cherish!
About the Practice
Coombs, Ross & Sourlis Family Dentistry in Rock Hill is a highly skilled team committed to delivering comprehensive dental care, spanning preventive, cosmetic, and restorative treatments. They provide a range of denture options, including full, partial, and implant-retained dentures, to rejuvenate your smile. The team is ready to discuss the advantages of implant dentures with you, helping you determine if they are the ideal solution for your smile. For more information on implant dentures or to schedule an appointment, please visit the Coombs, Ross & Sourlis Family Dentistry website or contact their office at (803) 592-6201.