Implants vs. Dentures

Implants vs. Dentures

When you wear a denture, you have a full arch removable prosthesis that sets directly on top of your gum tissue and uses suction (along with muscle control) to keep it in place throughout the day. Although dentures are one of the cheapest ways to replace all of your teeth at one time, they do gradually wear out and need to be replaced. They also don’t do anything to help you maintain the natural bone support in your mouth, allowing it to gradually resorb (shrink away), thus impacting the fit of your “plate”.

With implants, you still have the option of a full-arch design (such as TeethXpress) but don’t have to hassle with the embarrassment of a removable plate. Instead, the streamlined shape is permanently attached to just a handful of implants and follows the natural contour of your smile. There won’t be a bulky plate covering the roof of your mouth, so eating and talking feels more natural. Plus, the implants under your full arch hybrid denture will help preserve natural bone shape to keep your face looking fuller and more youthful. 

Are dentures ultimately faster and cheaper than implants? Initially, yes. But as you update and replace your dentures every several years, you’ll probably find that the best and most cost-effective solution would have been to go ahead and invest in dental implants with the best dentist in Conroe.

For more information on dental implants in The Woodlands or to find out if you qualify for newer implant treatments, schedule your private consultation with periodontal expert Dr. Kip Saunders today!

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