Dental implants are considered the best option for replacing teeth because they’re comparable to natural teeth. Implants preserve the jawbone and gum tissue, among many other notable benefits.
Although dentures can provide similar comfort as dental implants, there are many restrictions that dentures have when it comes to maximizing oral benefits. For example, dentures have to be removed and cleaned thoroughly every day. Also, many people have difficulty chewing food with dentures.
Another difficulty is that dentures are extremely fragile, and can break easily if dropped or handled roughly.
See below for a comparison of these two treatments.
Dentures – Dentures have to be cleaned flawlessly every day. There is a specific procedure for cleaning dentures. First, because dentures can break very easily, it’s recommended to handle them with care. Also, with dentures you have to remove them every night and rinse them with warm water. The next step is to brush the plaque and bacteria
from the dentures with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Afterward, soaking the dentures to keep them from drying out is an everyday requirement. When you are ready to put on your dentures, you have to rinse them out and then place them in your mouth.
Dental Implants – Dental implants can be easily maintained by brushing your teeth normally.
Dentures: Dentures can lead to bone loss because of the pressure that they place on the gums. Lack of bone and gum stimulation is also a problem.
Dental Implants: Implants keep the jawbone from deteriorating and provide stimulation to the jawbone.
Dentures: Dentures provide no support to surrounding teeth in the mouth, and they can also cause teeth to shift.
Dental Implants: Dental implants provide stable support to the surrounding teeth, eliminating the risk for other teeth to shift.
Dentures: While it is true that dentures are molded to fit the patient’s mouth, over time they can become ill-fitting due to general wear and tear. This can drastically lower the level of comfort they can provide.
Dental Implants: Dental implants are shaped to perfectly fit the gaps in your smile, therefore making them feel and function like natural teeth. This creates a maximum level of oral comfort.
Dentures: Dentures need to be replaced several times due to natural wear and tear.
Dental Implants: Dental implants can last a lifetime without replacement.
Dentures: Most dentures are covered by many insurance companies.
Dental Implants: Dental implants are considered a cosmetic procedure. As a result, some costs are often not covered by insurance companies.
Replace Your Dentures With Dental Implants
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With implants, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life once again. Please call 312-658-0159 to schedule your dental implant consultation with Dr. Gregory Bell.
Dr. Gregory Bell, DDS
30 N Michigan Ave #1220
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