Both dental implants and dentures are commonly used in dentistry today. However, dental implants are better than dentures in the following ways.
WHAT DOES THE TREATMENT INVOLVE ?
Consultation, Panoramic xray (two-dimensional (2-D) dental x-ray examination that captures the entire mouth in a single image, including the teeth, upper and lower jaws, surrounding structures and tissues) and Intraoral periapical xrays (if needed) for the assessment of your oral’s health, including but not limited to detection of any decays.
What are the risk and expected issues I should know about the treatment ?
Scaling, It’s normal to experience some hot, cold and pressure sensitivity after your appointment. Your gums may be sore for several days. It is normal to experience some discomfort for several days. Gums are bleeding during the procedure are normal.
A Permanent, Durable Solution – Dental implants are considered a permanent solution and are secure, durable & built to last a lifetime. Statistics show that dental implants have a 98 percent success rate. The implant is fused to the jawbone so that it is permanently there, just like a natural tooth.
Dentures are removable devices and are not permanent. They can warp under hot water or break. Dentures may need to be adjusted, repaired, or replaced within about 6 to 7 years.
Optimal Function and Performance – Both dental implants and dentures function just like normal teeth. However, dentures may slip or affect speech, which can be embarrassing or uncomfortable. Dental implants on the other hand, are associated with better chewing and speaking ability than dentures because they are embedded in the jaw like normal teeth.
Better Hygiene – Dental implants can be brushed and flossed normally. Dentures, however, must be removed for special cleaning. Not only is this inconvenient & cumbersome, but it leaves more margin for error in cleaning.
Since dental implants require no special cleaning routine, they are a better option for oral hygiene maintenance.
Taste Sensation : As dentures cover the palate, the taste sensation is compromised to an extent. With dental implants, you can eat and chew anything you like, also avoiding any embarrassments caused by use of dentures.
Prevent Bone Loss and Gum Erosion – Dentures can cause the gums to erode and do not offer protection against jawbone loss. This can ultimately lead to your jawbone warping in shape, which will distort and prematurely age your facial aesthetics.
Dental implants are fused to the jawbone, which prevents bone loss and deterioration of both the jawbone and the gums. You can retain your natural jaw shape and protect your smile with dental implants.
A More Comfortable Solution – Dental implants provide a more comfortable experience. They just feel like natural teeth. Most people don’t even notice the change once they are inserted. Dentures, on the other hand, can irritate the gums and cause mouth sores from the friction.
A Natural Smile – Dentures may look fake or unnatural. Conversely, dental implants look completely natural and blend with the surrounding teeth. With a dental implant for your tooth restoration, your smile will be completely restored and aesthetically pleasing.