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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Implant Retained Dentures?

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Pros and Cons of Permanent Dentures

Should you wear flexible, poorly fitted and wobbly dentures? If so, then you might want to consider getting permanent dentures. If you have one or more missing teeth, there are plenty of treatment options designed to return your smile to work and elegance.

Dentures provide one of the most cost-efficient ways to remove missing teeth. Unless properly fitted, however, removable dentures can begin to loosen and move over time, causing discomfort while impeding speech and feeding. Long-wearing flexible dentures can also contribute to the weakening of the jaw bone. Yet another concern is about the messy and sticky denture adhesives-by the way, not the most comfortable way to keep your permanent teeth in place.

Full Dentures – Are There Different Types?

Advanced dental technology has given modern patients the ability to resolve these issues with Permanent Dentures. Fixed dentures – often known as non-removable dentures–these are basically denture systems consisting of a series of prosthetic teeth attached to a frame that keeps dental implants in place. Patients can eat, chew, crack, talk and smile with permanent dentures–without the fear that their prosthetic teeth may slip and fall when doing these daily activities.

A standard protocol for the insertion of permanent dentures includes an oral examination of the patient’s dentition, accompanied by screening of the jawbone to assess the precise locations for the positioning of the implants –two in the anterior region and two at the back. After the healing phase, the permanent dentures will be appended to the implants, during which time the implants will physically attach into the jawbone in a process known as osseointegration.

Like all dental treatments, there is no perfect method to replace your missing teeth, and permanent dentures is but one of the popular options around. Let’s look at some of its advantages and disadvantages:

The Advantages of Permanent Dentures

  • Permanent dentures require shorter surgery and recovery periods as well as less invasive procedures and postoperative pain compared to conventional implants;

  • Patients with fixed dentures can eat food and talk more easily as compared with adjustable dentures;

  • Deliver more even distribution of biting force;

  • Long-lasting and robust;

  • Fuss-free maintenance – no need to remove for cleaning;

  • Minimal number of dental implants required;

  • Supports facial features, giving patients a more natural, youthful look.

  • For optimal convenience fit better than removable dentures. May be exactly customized to suit your mouth.

What are the Considerations for Wearing Dentures?

Although permanent dentures are relatively safe, they do require a surgical procedure. They may also be vulnerable to becoming poisoned and inflamed. With proper cleaning and regular dental visits, however, most patients should experience no infection, inflammation, or dental illnesses. In addition, though permanent dentures may be the more costly (both surgery and prosthesis crown/arch replacement); in the long run, the benefits far outweigh the costs in relation to removal dentures.

If you’re considering getting permanent dentures, it’s a good idea to discuss the treatment in-depth with a professional and experienced cosmetic dentist, so you make an informed decision.

Are You Looking for Implant Retained Dentures?

With over 30 years of professional experience helping patients renew and beautifying their smiles, Balfour Dental continues to be the preferred dental office for families in Brentwood California and the surrounding communities of Antioch, Oakley, Discovery Bay and beyond. Our dental office is locally owned and operated by Dr. Dimple Rayani and Dr. Sien Siao, two professionals with vast experience in Implant Retained Denture treatments as well as in general dentistry. Dr. Rayani and Dr. Siao both have many different certifications, including Invisalign Certification, Implant Dentistry, Sleep Apnea Treatment, Cerec CAD-CAM Restorations, Neuromuscular Dentistry, and Implants respectively.  If you are looking to renew your smile, contact Balfour Dental today!

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