If you want to restore your smile due to extensive tooth loss, you have a decision to make. Should you choose ordinary dentures or go with state-of-the-art implant dentures, like those at Endres Gateway Dentistry in Montgomery OH?
Let’s compare conventional removable dentures and dental implant procedures.
Dentures sit right on the gums. An adhesive is used to help maintain the daily fit A dental implant is surgically fixed into the jawbone similar to one’s original teeth. Dentures fit like there is an obstruction in one’s mouth. Denture wearers say they feel bulky and uncomfortable. Implants feel and function like one’s genuine teeth.
Do you like the idea of putting adhesive in your mouth?
Dentures typically last 7 to 15 years. As discussed previously, as one’s jawbone changes shape, dentures need to be adjusted to fit. Permanent dental implants are fitted once. the longest lasting solution.
Do you want a long-lasting tooth replacement that preserves your oral health?
Dentures are the least expensive solution. But you get what you pay for. Although dentures are less expensive they are prone to problems. Implants have a higher upfront cost but are cost effective due to the fact that they are more like one’s original teeth.
What is more critical than speaking, eating and tasting? What is your jawbone worth?
This is a huge advantage but relatively lesser known to people who don’t know much about dental implants. Dentures lead to bone loss over time. This deterioration of the bone changes the shape of one’s jawbone. Implants help stimulate the jawbone. This bone stimulation helps to maintain the shape of the bone therefore maintaining one’s facial structure. This is one of the reasons denture wearers need to continually have their dentures relined. What is a reline? Relining is resurfacing the tissue side of a denture. Material is added to the appliance. Part of the reason that denture wearers need periodic relines is because their jawbone is diminishing. As it recedes, the contours of the jaw changes.
Do you want to replace your shrinking jawbone with acrylic?
Dentures often get in the way of one’s speech patterns. Especially if they move around in the mouth. Implants don’t interfere with speaking. Because dental implants are anchored securely in the jawbone, they don’t hinder speech at all.
Do you want to be able to speak normally?
Dentures require one to abstain from certain foods. Sticky or hard foods are challenging or even impossible when chewing with dentures. It’s not only more difficult to chew these foods, you can’t get certain foods off the dentures after eating. Denture wearers commonly have to give up steak, raw vegetables, popcorn, shelled nuts, sticky candy, and peanut butter. Implants renew one’s confidence in chewing any kind of food.
What foods do you want to give up?
Implant dentures from Endres Gateway Dentistry in Montgomery OH are state-of-the-art. People from Cincinnati, Blue Ash, and Kenwood come to our office for them, and also take advantage of our sedation dentistry and cosmetic dentistry options. Call us to schedule an appointment today!
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9380 Montgomery Rd Ste 204