Are dental implants better than dentures? A brief comparison guideTuesday, 12th January, 2021
There can be many reasons why someone loses their teeth. Perhaps they have been in an accident or have been battling a condition which has resulted in the loss of their teeth. Regardless of the reasons why someone loses their teeth, the impact can be devastating to their confidence. And the ability to eat food can also be drastically reduced.
In years gone by, the only option for tooth loss was to have dentures or a fitted bridge. However, in more recent times, the invention of oral implants has created a dilemma for many people with missing teeth, leading them to ask which option is better for them.
At Navan Dental, our team provides both of these restorative options and can advise you on which will be the most suitable choice for you. Our dentist is equipped to fit both dental implants Navan and dentures, so we can help you with whichever procedure you choose to get your glowing smile back. Perfect!
Not sure which treatment to choose? Here, we breakdown five key areas of both dentures and dental implants Navan, so that you can make an informed decision.
Post-fitting, you are likely to experience some discomfort with dental implants Navan, but this should be no worse than that of a dental extraction.
With dentures, it is possible that there will be rubbing, sore spots and even ulcers on the gums, due to friction. While dental glues can alleviate this, it can be an issue for many people to find the right glue for them. Not to mention, it can also be very pricey and as the jaw shrinks down, you may need to have the dentures refitted.
Implants are made from titanium and porcelain; both very durable materials which can easily stand the test of time.
Dentures are also made to be durable, but they have the disadvantage of being able to fall out of your mouth and, while we hope this never occurs, they are easily broken.
As mentioned above, dentures can last a while, provided that they are not dropped and suffer no blunt force impact.
Similarly, oral implants are also renowned for their longevity, with many patients still having their implants and prosthetic teeth in place up to 20 years after the fitting!
Dentures can improve speech, but this is assuming that they fit correctly and that they do not move. Implants also have the advantage of improving speech and pronunciation and as they feel like real teeth, your speech should return to the pattern you had before your tooth loss.
Also, implants have the benefit that they do not move, so your facial muscles and your tongue can move as they normally would with natural teeth.
As they are fitted to the jaw, implants feel like real teeth. And so, you can bite and chew as you would with your natural teeth, without movement or weak bite strength.
In contrast, dentures can restrict dietary habits due to movement, being ill-fitting or using poor dental adhesives.« Back