Traditional Dentures - good
Dentures are removable false teeth designed to replace missing teeth. Dentures can be created to match your existing teeth, so they are not very noticeable. However, getting used to dentures can take a little practice, particularly when it comes to eating and speaking. Dentures must be brushed daily, just like your regular teeth.
Dentures can be an important solution to tooth loss but still don’t address an underlying issue of bone loss. You natural teeth stimulate your jawbone and keep it healthy. Dentures alone will not keep your jawbone healthy. Consider stabilizing your denture with dental implants.
Dental Implant Retained Overdentures - Better
There have been modern advances in dentures, as there have been in many other areas of dental healthcare, and an overdenture retained by implants may be an option.
Overdentures are a combination of traditional dentures and the newer science of dental implants to stabilize a loose or poorly fitting denture. Dental implants are placed which allow the denture to connect or snap onto the dentures. This holds dentures in place and prevents them from slipping, allowing you to chew and speak with greater ease. The denture can be removed for cleaning. If you are missing several teeth or already use a denture, contact Ferguson Dental to find out if you qualify for dental implant retained overdentures.
Permanently Retained Dentures - Best
If all your upper or lower teeth are missing, a custom-made denture may be secured using dental implants. The number of implants will vary for each patient.
You will be fitted for a custom overdenture that attaches directly to the implants. The holes in the overdenture will be covered after attachment.
Your new teeth are firmly supported by the implants to stimulate the jaw and maintain bone and will be removed for cleaning and maintenance.
Dentures - good, better, best
While dentures have been considered a tried and true method for tooth replacement for years, they come with their own set of issues. The main problem is that dentures rest on teeth and gums for stability. Natural teeth firmly rooted in the jawbone not only provide you with a beautiful smile but they also help maintain the bone in your jaw. Dentures don’t provide the same stimulation to the bone below your gums. Dentures can be relined every few years to compensate for bone loss and any compromised facial integrity.