Are you trading your traditional dentures for implant-stabilized dentures?
Implant-retained or implant-stabilized dentures both provide various merits over traditional dentures.
Secure in the mouth—no slipping
Furnishes up to 100% natural chewing function
The upper denture doesn’t cover as much of the palate
This helps patients taste food more easily. (Hooray!)
When dentures are fixed in place, they don’t slip around, allowing the wearer to feel more confident in social or professional situations.
Little or no gum irritation
Mouth sores lower the quality of life and can make eating painful.
Doesn’t reduce speaking capacity
Denture wearers know how frustrating it is to not be able to speak correctly. With implant-stabilized dentures, you can regain the ease of talking and laughing.
Implant-retained dentures are durable and long-lasting.
Prevents bone loss
When bone recedes, you can get that “sunken face” look. Nothing ages an individual more than hollowed-out cheeks.
Allows wearer to eat any type of food
Has it been a while since you’ve taken a bite of a juicy steak or crisp, red apple? It’s time to experience your favorite foods again!
No adhesive required
You won’t miss gluing your dentures into your mouth.
What Are The Differences Between Fixed and Removable?
Fixed implant-retained dentures (sometimes called screw-in) require more implants than the removable type. However, they can restore 100% chewing ability.
Removable implant dentures (sometimes called snap-in) may require just 4 implants to stabilize the upper arch and just 2 for the lower denture. Removable implant-stabilized dentures can restore up to 90% of chewing ability.
Should I get removable or fixed implant-anchored dentures?
The following factors will influence your decision.
Implants require the patient to have a sufficient amount of healthy bone structure for placement. The condition of your jawbone influences whether it can support implants and where the posts can be inserted.
Fixed implant dentures cost more but some men and women believe the advantages outweigh the extra expense.
Fixed implant-stabilized dentures don’t have to be taken out for cleaning. Patients who have found it inconvenient to clean traditional dentures would face the same issue with removable implant-retained dentures.
Fixed dentures are more robust than removable dentures. Patients who choose foods that are harder to chew should consider this.
People with TMJ or sleep apnea may find it harder to manage these conditions if they have to remove their dentures at night.
Today, dental patients with missing teeth are fortunate to have a tooth replacement choice that is far better than both traditional dentures and dental bridges.
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