Do you have a removable denture? Are you interested in trying a longer-lasting restoration? We can provide implants to secure a denture. Many patients choose traditional removable dentures when missing rows or even full arches of missing teeth. However, when compared to implant-secured options, removable dentures do not offer stability. We considering dental implants vs. dentures there are several important aspects of dental implants that you should be aware of before choosing the best option for your needs.
Comparing Implants vs. Dentures
Our office will recommend dental implants and 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
Whether they restore a single missing tooth or secure a bridge or denture, implants create a healthier smile. 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.
What Is All On Four?
All On Four has become the common terminology to describe the use of implants to secure a hybrid denture. It is referring to the strategic placement of at least four implants into healthy jaw bone to hold a denture in place and provide a stable new smile. The process can typically be completed in one extended office visit with comprehensive digital diagnostics, guided implant placement and advanced treatment planning. Dr. Nova can secure your new cosmetic denture with implants, using our flapless non-surgical technique when appropriate for your oral health and long-term needs.
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 (443) 342-9445 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.