Full Dental Implants vs. Dentures: Which is Best?
If you are at the point of considering full teeth replacement, it’s time to look at full dental implants vs. dentures. Here are the pros and cons of each.
Considering full teeth replacement? It’s time to take a look at full dental implants vs. dentures.
Having a healthy, white smile is a vital component of self-confidence.
After all, you only have seven seconds to make a first impression! What’s better than flashing a big smile full of healthy, white teeth?
Losing one, some, or a full mouth of teeth can dampen your self-esteem. That’s why the decision to go with full dental implants or dentures is so vital to your overall quality of life.
Full dental implants happen to offer the most natural and long-lasting solution for teeth replacement. They can have a major impact on your dental health and overall well-being.
The good news is that this is a normal part of life–many people have partial or full teeth replacement during their lifetime.
Still curious about how full dental implants and dentures compare? Not to worry. We’re sharing the pros and cons of each.
Let’s get into it!
Full Dental Implants
Full dental implants are the modern alternatives to dentures many patients are looking for. They provide a full replacement of natural teeth.
How does it work? Life-like crowns are attached to metal posts affixed to the jaw. This allows full dental implants to closely resemble the natural look of your teeth (along with your facial profile).
Full dental implants also function like natural teeth. Because they’re secured to your jaw, there’s no risk of slipping while you’re speaking or eating.
You can continue to enjoy your lifestyle with full dental implants, with plenty of confidence in the look and function of your teeth!
As for maintaining full dental implants, you will just brush and floss like you do with your natural teeth. You’ll still see your dentist for normal visits and cleanings.
A Long-Term Solution
Full dental implants are the long-term solution to your dental replacement needs.
With proper care, they last a lifetime. There’s no regular maintenance beyond your normal dental hygiene routine.
Another benefit? Full dental implants can actually strengthen your jaw because the metal posts provide extra support to your jaw bone.
Yes, this is a surgical procedure. But it’s painless and will permanently improve the look and function of your teeth.
Have you or a loved one ever had your wisdom teeth removed?
Full dental implant surgery is similar in many ways. Just like wisdom teeth extraction, your dentist will perform the surgery and you’ll return home on the same day.
Still not convinced? Dental implant surgeries have a 98% success rate, which is good news for anyone considering them as an alternative to dentures!
Concerns About Full Dental Implants
Some common concerns about full dental implants are the higher cost (compared to dentures) and recovering from dental surgery.
It’s true that full dental implants can be more expensive than dentures and it is a surgical procedure.
However, the upfront investment in money and recovery time is more than worth the life-long security of a strong and healthy smile.
If you are concerned about the surgical procedure, there are many ways to relieve your nerves!
Remember, this is a routine procedure and totally painless.
Our experienced team will make sure you are comfortable and relaxed throughout the whole process.
When most people consider full replacement of natural teeth, they will initially think of dentures.
This dental device has been around for a long time. It’s long been a popular solution to tooth loss.
Dentures are removable dental devices that adhere to your gums.
After teeth extraction, dentures can be fitted and worn at two different times.
You can get dentures immediately after your teeth are extracted, with no time spent toothless.
However, this procedure often requires additional adjustments, because gums and bones recede during the healing process.
Conventional dentures are fitted and worn eight to twelve weeks after teeth are extracted, once the swelling and receding have stopped.
Although dentures are synonymous with complete replacement of teeth, there are many potential complications caused by wearing dentures.
Because dentures are not anchored in your jaw bone like full dental implants are, they can slip or dislodge while eating or speaking.
Those fears are enough to give anyone social anxiety!
If those fears weren’t unpleasant enough, dentures require regular cleaning and maintenance in addition to your regular dental hygiene routine.
Over time, dentures can also cause sores, damaging the gums and jaw bone. These problems can be worsened with a poor fit or ill-maintained dentures.
Eventually, dentures will need to be replaced. They are not a permanent solution and can even cause your speech and facial profile to change slightly.
Which is Best for Your Smile?
Full dental implants are the only permanent solution and the most life-like solution for full teeth replacement.
You can also keep your normal dental hygiene routine, such as brushing and flossing, instead of regularly maintaining and cleaning a dental device.
Anyone allergic to common ingredients in denture adhesives or cleaners would also be wise to consider full dental implants as an alternative to dentures.
Ultimately, you should consult with your dentist and discuss which option is the right choice for you.
Long Term Confidence
Our team at Menalese Dental is committed to finding the right solution for your confidence and smile, long term.
Full teeth replacement is a normal process to undergo, and we’re confident that with our help, you will find the best options available for your unique smile.
Just imagine never having to worry about your dentures slipping out as you meet new friends or enjoy a meal with your family.
That future can be a reality after your full dental implant surgery!
We are proud to offer this service to our patients as a comfortable and effective part of your dental health and overall wellbeing.
Contact us today to see if you qualify for full dental implants.
Have you considered full dental implants? Have any other questions come up?