Dentures. What Is Your Best Option? 

Many aspects need to be considered when choosing which type of dentures you are wanting and require. With three different types of dentures available to you, there are advantages and disadvantages for all. So, let’s go over all your options and figure out which one will suit you best. 

Traditional Dentures

The traditional denture has been used for many centuries. Traditional dentures are no longer considered to be up to the standards of care since dentures have become so mainstream in dentistry. Traditional denture users will have a significant loss of bone and gum support, which will result in facial drooping, sagging skin, and the look of early aging. The following are a few benefits and drawbacks:

Advantages:

  • Least expensive of the three types
  • Can look nice
  • Better than having nothing

Disadvantages:

  • Hard to eat with & they move around a lot
  • Can feel bulky in your mouth
  • Large loss of taste and temperature sensations due to the roof of the mouth being covered
  • Needs frequent realignment and repairs

Implant Snap-On Dentures

The most popular choice for people seeking to replace their missing teeth is the implant snap-on denture. Compared to a traditional denture, this option snaps into place and is far more stable, less bulky, and doesn’t cover the roof of your mouth. For simple cleaning, the denture can be taken out. Additionally, the use of implants stops future bone loss, early aging, and facial drooping. The following are the benefits and drawbacks of this form of denture:

Advantages: 

  • Most affordable implant option
  • Huge upgrade over traditional dentures
  • Prevents bones loss and premature aging
  • Improves ability to taste things

Disadvantages:

  • Still has some movement
  • Comes out at night

Implant Supported Permanent Teeth

A full set of upper or lower teeth that is permanently attached to dental implants are screwed in dental bridges. This option is the closest we have to the feel and function of your own teeth. These bridges may not be removed by you, only your dentist. Of all the alternatives, this bridge has the most natural-feeling bite and chewing characteristics. Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages:

Advantages:

  • Made of strong material
  • Natural feel
  • Best biting and chewing function
  • Stays in the mouth all the time

Disadvantages:

  • Can be difficult to clean
  • Will require maintenance over time
  • Most expensive option

Speaking to your dentist about the best option for you and your lifestyle is important. If you have any more questions about the differences between these options and what the process may look like contact Orange Grove Family Dentistry in Orange, CA. We’d be happy to help you regain your smile. 

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