When you are missing one, some, or all of your teeth, these are two main options that dentists typically recommend.
Each of these treatments has its own list of pros and cons that may make it a better option for your situation. Consider these dentures vs implants: pros and cons to make an informed decision that will benefit your long-term health.
Advantages of Dentures
Dentures are less costly than implants and therefore are the most affordable option for some patients.
The process to create the dentures is non-invasive. No surgery required.
If additional teeth are lost in the future, it is easy to modify the dentures to accommodate the lossThey’re easy to care for. Just brush and floss as you do your natural teeth.
Disadvantages of Dentures
They do not look as natural as dental implants.
They must be removed and thoroughly cleaned regularly. Many patients find the cleaning of cups and adhesives undesirable because they are messy and expensive.
Dentures are not worn overnight.
Sometimes dentures slip around making it difficult to speak and eat.
Certain foods cannot be eaten with dentures. Examples include caramel, apples and corn on the cob.
There’s an increased risk of gum disease if food is trapped under the dentures.
They frequently need replacement (every 3 to 6 years compared to 20+ years for dental implants). Also, they’ll break if dropped, requiring replacement.
Partial dentures are known to weaken the adjacent natural teeth that provide support for the dentures.
Advantages of Implants
Implants look and feel like natural teeth since the root and tooth is replaced.
Implants allow you to eat any food including things that are sticky and crunchy.
Dental implants don’t affect speech.
Bones and adjacent teeth are preserved. Further deterioration is not a problem. They’re less likely to require future dental procedures.
With proper care, dental implants will last for decades.
Disadvantages of Implants
They can be expensive.
Surgical procedure(s) is required
At the end of the day, you’ll need to work with your dentist to determine which is the best choice for your personal situation.
Dr. Krinita Motwani
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
You will be pleased to meet a young, vibrant and enthusiastic personality. Dr. Krinita Motwani has always been very creative, loves painting, cooking, playing the violin and pays extreme importance and attention to detail. Being a health freak, she indulges in regular exercise and excellent eating habits.
She acquired her degree of "Bachelors in Dental Surgery" in 2002 from Government Dental College -Mumbai, one of the best institutions for dentistry in India. Since then she has devoted herself to high quality dental work with a special inclination towards Cosmetic Dentistry. She has completed the "Advanced Post-Graduate course in Aesthetic Dentistry" from Manipal College of Dental Sciences. She is an active member of "The Indian Academy of Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry" and the esteemed "American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry ".Thus summing up all the virtues to make a skilled and articulate doctor and cosmetic dentist.
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