Do you have an ill-fitting denture that slips? Are you interested in a better functioning restoration? We use advanced technology and the highest quality dental implants to secure a denture. Many patients choose traditional removable dentures when missing rows or even full arches of missing teeth. However, compared to implant-retained options, removable dentures do not offer stability. When considering implant-supported dentures vs. dentures there are several important aspects of dental implants that you should be aware of before choosing the best option for your needs.
Implant Retained Dentures vs. Traditional Dentures
Our office will recommend dental implants, implant-secured bridges, and dentures to our patients who desire to replace several missing teeth or a full arch of lost teeth. Learn more about implants and traditional removable dentures below:
What are Dental Implants?
Implants are small titanium posts that we insert into the jawbone beneath the gums. Dental implants provide a stable foundation for dental restorations as they replace teeth at their root.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer:
- High success rates of 95%
- Natural-looking results
- Secure restorations that do not slip
- Bone retention
- Improved chewing function
Implants create a healthier smile, whether they restore a missing tooth or secure a bridge or denture. In addition, we often recommend dental implants to denture patients because they last longer and offer more stable results than removable dentures.
What are Dentures?
Dentures are restorations that replace upper and lower arches of missing teeth. Traditional dentures are removable and require more care than implant-supported dentures.
Cons of Removable Dentures
Compared to implant-supported dentures, removable dentures have some disadvantages. Removable dentures:
- Can slip around in the mouth
- Often feel bulky
- Require snaps or adhesive to stay in place
- Do not fully restore bite function
- Require daily maintenance
- Can come with dietary restrictions
Traditional removable dentures may improve the smiles’ appearance but do not restore full bite function. We recommend implants to secure dentures so patients can eat the foods they love and smile confidently.
Schedule a Dental Appointment Today
Do you have a removable denture? Are you looking for a way to improve the function of your smile? Ask us about dental implants today. Call Nova Dental at 410-363-6868 or request a dental consultation with Dr. Nova on our website. Let us know if you have any questions about your restorative treatment, and we will be glad to help.