If you’re faced with the possibility of losing all your teeth, or you already have, you have options to replace them. A consultation with a qualified dentist can help you determine which option is best for your needs. Below is an overview of the three main options you have for replacing teeth: dentures, implant supported dentures, and full mouth dental implants. Each solution comes with its benefits and disadvantages, so reviewing all your options before choosing one is always a good idea.
For decades, dentures have been the go-to for replacing a full arch of failing or missing teeth. Though a time-tested option, they often leave patients disappointed and discouraged. Dentures become loose over time, increasing the risk of slipping and falling out. They are also often uncomfortable and ill-fitting, making it difficult to talk and eat comfortably. Dentures are the most cost-effective option but aren’t considered a long-term solution by most dentists today.
Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures combine the benefits of traditional dentures with the strength and function of modern dental implants. This option involves placing two or more dental implants into the jawbone so that a denture can be secured on top. Depending on which option is chosen, these dentures can be removable, snapping on and off for easy cleaning, or fixed in place. Implant supported dentures provide much-needed support for dentures, making it easier to talk and chew foods.
Full Mouth Dental Implants
Full mouth dental implants are considered one of the best solutions for replacing all your decaying or missing teeth. This option involves placing four or more dental implants securely into the jawbone. Then a full arch of lifelike and strong teeth is permanently attached. Together, these dental implants and prosthesis provide nearly 100 percent of the original biting and chewing power of real teeth. You’ll be able to eat all your favorite foods again, not worry about tooth decay or discoloration, and increase your overall health. Full mouth dental implants can give you these amazing benefits and a boost in your self-confidence for the rest of your life!
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