What Are The Alternatives To Dentures? 

Like everything in dentistry today, dentures have drastically improved. Today, dentures are comfortable, attractive, and in some cases, permanent.

What Are Dentures?

Some form of false teeth has been in existence for centuries. Still, thanks to advances in dental hygiene and dentistry, far more people can keep their original teeth much longer. If you require dentures, you will be happy to know they have vastly improved.

Conventional complete dentures are removable prostheses made of acrylic resin. They can replace all of the upper and/or lower teeth. Conventional partial dentures are removable prostheses made of acrylic resin and metal, which replace upper and/or lower teeth segments. 

Why Do People Need Dentures?

Obviously, without proper dental hygiene and regular dentist visits, your teeth and gums will not remain healthy. In fact, gum disease, if left untreated, can be one of the leading causes of tooth loss. Tooth decay due to cavities is another reason people lose teeth. 

Teeth are necessary for chewing and breaking down food. Without teeth, everyday activities such as talking, smiling, eating, and drinking would be problematic. As a result, when a person loses teeth, they lose the ability to live a normal life. To have a better appearance, digest food properly, and speak clearly, dentures are necessary. 

What Are Alternatives To Conventional Removable Dentures?

Gone are the days when Grandpa took out his “teeth” and set them in a glass on the sink. Today, if you are missing all of your teeth, dental implants can be used to anchor a prosthesis temporarily or permanently. If you are missing some of your teeth, dental implants or existing teeth can be used to support a permanent bridge. 

Dental implants replace teeth, providing a healthy foundation for permanent or removable restorations. If cared for properly, dental implants will serve as a permanent solution for missing teeth.

What Are The Advantages of Permanent vs. Removable Options?

There are several advantages to choosing dental implants as alternatives to dentures. Permanent, or fixed options, allow you to chew more efficiently. In turn, chewing more effectively aids your digestive system.

People want an attractive, confident smile. By having permanent dentures, you have the security of knowing the prosthesis won’t slip or come out unexpectedly. A permanent solution gives you self-assurance when smiling, laughing, and talking. Plus, you won’t have to use messy adhesives to keep your dentures in place!

Furthermore, keeping some teeth or placing dental implants helps to maintain bone and prevent jaw shrinkage. The shape of your mouth and smile look natural. 

Where Do You Find Permanent Dentures?

Start by talking with Dr. Foote about your need for dentures. Learn about dental implant procedures and the benefit of choosing a permanent solution. 

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