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Dental Implants vs. Dentures
If you have been considering dental implant surgery, then you may have already found yourself considering dentures, or weighing the two against each other in order to help draw your conclusion. Perhaps you are wondering what some of the differences are, if one is better than the other, more cost-efficient, more durable, or maybe you want to know if one set of prosthetic teeth requires a different type of care from the other. There are a lot of potential questions you may be running through right now and we are going to do our best to answer them and aid you in pointing out some pros and cons of both as well!
Dentures are definitely an old-school method when it comes to prosthetic teeth, that being said they are also the more common replacement because they are certainly cheaper than dental implants. But did you know that dentures are recommended to be replaced every 5-10 years? You will also need additional products for your prosthetic, such as denture adhesive and solution. The fitting of your dentures is also highly important, because if your dentures do not adhere perfectly to your gums when applied, you risk having to constantly re-adhere them, or your dentures slipping while in public. Loose dentures can also lead to irritation of the gums, which can, unfortunately, leave you vulnerable to sores and infection as well. You may also have to soak your dentures overnight in order for them to retain their perfect shape.
Dental implants are more new-age when it comes to tooth replacement, they are also the more expensive option of the two because they involve additional surgery on top of tooth removal. With dental implants you do not have to worry about fit as they are embedded in your jawbone, you also do not have to worry about removal to clean them more thoroughly, or overnight soaking, as they function completely like a natural tooth and less like a prosthetic. You can care for your dental implants like you can your natural teeth and taking good care of your dental implants also means that they have the potential to last you a lifetime, instead of replacing them once or twice every decade. So while dental implants certainly have the higher price-tag, they are also a much longer-lasting investment.