There are various options when it comes to rehabilitation of your complete mouth. There are various options as normal dentures and implant supported dentures. In some ways implant-supported dentures surpass traditional dentures, while in other cases the opposite is true.
Whether implant-supported dentures or traditional dentures fit better with your lifestyle, it is important to weigh your options and educate yourself on each choice.
Traditional dentures are made from an acrylic base attached to a set of artificial teeth. They float on top of the gums and can be easily removed for cleaning. Since they are not attached to the jawbone, traditional dentures may shift as you eat or talk creating challenges that natural teeth do not have. Some of the complications associated with traditional dentures include trouble eating, mouth sores, discomfort and problems talking.
Another complication with traditional dentures is bone loss. Sitting on top of the gum, it does not stimulate the underlying bone. Over time, the jawbone will begin to decay. This can lead to premature aging and a sunken, hollow appearance.
With proper cleaning and care acrylic dentures last about five to ten years.
Implant-supported dentures address many of the issues and challenges of traditional ones. They will not move while eating or talking. Dental implants are the only form of tooth replacement that stimulates bone growth, rather than allowing the jaw to atrophy.
An implant is a titanium screw that replaces the tooth root. The implants are embedded directly into the jawbone, providing an extremely stable foundation for an individual crown or a full denture appliance.
The denture itself is still made from acrylic. However, rather than floating on the gum, the appliance hooks onto the implants using a latching system. As a result, the denture functions exactly like normal teeth and will not move during eating or talking.
Implant-supported dentures can be either removable or permanent, depending on your preferences:
Dentures vary in performance as well as appearance.
Implant-supported dentures are directly attached to the bone and supported by the implants in the bone, which gives the wearer the ability to chew a wide variety of foods. The bite force can be stronger with implant dentures, allowing the patient to chew on many foods that traditional dentures may not allow.
The conventional denture has various restrictions over food because they are not held in place with implants. The maximum bite force while wearing conventional dentures is much lower. This means you have to be a little more careful when eating while wearing traditional dentures.
The stability provided by implant-supported dentures allows for easier speaking and enunciation of words, whereas traditional dentures might cause a subtle lisp since they are not as well attached. Both dentures will need to be removed each night to remove the bacteria and give the mouth a break.
Implant-supported dentures appear more natural than traditional dentures. Adhesive-supported dentures can fall throughout the day and become uneven.
If you are currently in need of dentures and are considering implant-supported dentures, we invite you to contact ‘Smile Delhi – The Dental Clinic’ to schedule a consultation with our team of specialists and help you determine which type of dentures is right for you.
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Posted by: Dr Hema