Not sure if oral implants or dentures would be suitable for you? Five key factors to consider
When you have lost a tooth or teeth, it is likely that you will be looking for a permanent solution to fill the gap, restore your confidence and, of course, your bite.
Obviously, these are not the only things to consider when choosing a restorative dental option; are you willing to undertake surgery to get your smile back to its top form, or are you happy to settle with something simpler? Are you prone to misplacing things? Do you want something permanent that won’t rub against your gums?
The good news is that in dentistry today there are two popular options for you to choose from, that will conceal that gap and allow you to feel great about your smile; the first is the traditional denture. Held in place over your gums with a dental adhesive, this method of tooth restoration has been around since ancient Egypt and a full set of dentures can be ready in as little as two weeks. The other alternative might well be oral implants.
At High Dental Implants in Melbourne, our team will help you to decide whether you are more suited to restoration with either oral implants or dentures. We will take into account what you want to gain long term from your procedure, while also ensuring that you are fully informed about both procedures.
But is there a significant difference between oral implants and dentures? Read on to learn about the top five differences with High Dental Implants in Melbourne.
Losing a tooth or teeth will inevitably impact on the strength of your bite.
When you choose oral implants with our team at High Dental Implants in Melbourne, you will have the full strength of your bite restored once the implants have healed, meaning you can chomp on your favourite foods again.
Dentures can offer some strength, but are prone to moving and a lack of sensation, which can cause your bite to be weaker.
In the short term, oral implants will be the least comfortable option of the two; dentures sit on top of your gums and require no surgery to fit.
However, long-term, dentures can rub against your gums, causing sore spots and ulcers; implants don’t do this and are the most comfortable of the two long-term.
After seven to fifteen years, you will need to go back to your dentist with your dentures, to have them relined or rebased. With oral implants, once they are fitted, they can last up to forty years without issue if they are correctly maintained.
Oral implants are the more costly option in the short term, but as already stated, they last up to four times longer than dentures and require no additional costs, such as adhesives or sodas to keep them clean.
Dentures require gels, glues and cleaning products to keep them looking good and working in top condition.
Oral implants just need a good old fashioned brush, floss and rinse twice a day. No need to even change your toothpaste brand!
All dental treatments carry potential risks. Contact your local dental team for more information about the procedures mentioned in this article.