Dentures Vs. Dental Implants: What is best for me?

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, there are many options, like dentures and dental implants. Finding the best option for you depends on various factors like the number of missing teeth, the status of the jawbone, and your overall general health.

However, when it comes to the replacement of teeth, there are other alternatives like Overdentures, Tooth Supported, and Implant-Supported Overdentures available that are decided as per the dental requirement of the case.

The information below will mainly discuss the pros and cons of dentures and implants- brought to you by Oris Smiles, Ahmedabad

Dentures Vs. Dental Implants in terms of procedure

  • Dental implants require a sufficient volume and density of bone for their success, whereas dentures can be fabricated on any type of ridge. 
  • First, the tooth is extracted, and the titanium post is inserted into the socket to allow new bone formation around it.
  • Dentures are made by taking the impression of the upper and lower jaws.
  • Dental implants offer fixed solutions, whereas dentures are removable.

Dentures Vs. Dental Implants in terms of maintenance

  • The maintenance of dental implants is equal to that of natural teeth. Regular brushing and flossing will be sufficient for the longevity of implants
  • Aftercare of dentures requires more effort as you must soak them in water at night.
  • Since the dentures are removable, you need to clean them separately with denture cleaning tablets.
  • Implants are the fixed solution to missing teeth, whereas dentures require frequent relining and readjustments as the bite changes with time.

Dentures Vs. Dental Implants in terms of complications

  • Dental implants offer a fixed and permanent solution to the problem of missing teeth, and there are very few cases of complications like infection or loose implants.
  • Dentures, on the other hand, present various complications like loose prostheses and ulceration of soft tissues.

Factors affecting the decision

Medical history

Since dental implants are a surgical procedure, no medical history of diabetes or blood disorder is preferred for the prosthesis. 

Bone density

The most important criteria are the volume and density of the jawbone. If an insufficient bone is present, other treatments like bone grafting procedures are planned by our experts at Oris Smile, Ahmedabad before the implant placement.

Function

The dental implants function and feel exactly like natural teeth. With dentures, the authentic feel of the natural dentition is compromised. The maintenance of dentures is also a task, so if you are someone who wants a fixed solution without the hassle of maintenance, implants are the best option for you.

Alternative options available

Dental bridge

Another fixed type of prosthesis is used to replace a single or group of missing teeth. A kind of prosthesis in which support is taken from adjacent healthy teeth to replace missing teeth. 

Overdentures are also called snap-in dentures.

Tooth Supported overdentures

A type of overdenture in which natural teeth are retained over which the denture is planned. 

Implant-Supported Overdentures

A type of crossover between dentures and implants in which dental implants support dentures for more retention.

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