Whether you are missing one tooth or many, you have several
choices for restoring your mouth’s functionality and creating a more beautiful
smile. Two of the most common replacement options are removable dentures and implant-supported dentures, but without
proper comparison, it can be hard to determine which option best meets your
Traditional dentures can be a full or partial set of teeth
that slides in and out of your mouth and must be removed each night. While
advancements over the years have made removable dentures look more natural,
there is still risk of them slipping while the wearer speaks or eats. Implant-supported dentures
permanently secured in the mouth by dental implants
, so there is no risk of
slipping. They also tend to look more natural.
Caring for Your
Taking care of dentures is vastly different depending on the
type you get. Some people prefer traditional dentures, which requires nightly
removal for cleaning in a special solution. However, you must be careful not to
drop them, as they can easily crack when improperly handled. Others prefer
implant-supported dentures because the care required is that of natural
teeth—brush and floss daily and visit the dentist regularly.
Qualifying for and
Paying for Dentures
Traditional dentures are easier to get for two reasons.
First, you are more likely to be a viable candidate for dentures since they do
not require implants. In addition, dentures have a lower initial cost, although
it is important to note they need realigned and replaced regularly, which means
additional costs down the line. Dental implants have a higher initial cost, but
once you pay for them, you are not likely to need them replaced as long as you
take care of them. It is not as easy to qualify for implants, however.
Candidates must have relatively healthy gums and jawbone and must not smoke.
Diabetes, HIV and some other diseases can also cause complications.
Learn More Today
If you are interested in learning more about dental implants in Sacramento, CA,
contact periodontists Dr. Jonathan Szymanowski and Dr. C. Thaddeus Szymanowski for a personalized consultation
to discuss which option is best for you!
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