Dentures Advantages And Disadvantages

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As an adult, it is disheartening to lose a single tooth, a few teeth or all the teeth of the upper and/or lower arch. For decades, the only option for replacing these teeth involved the use of a removable partial or denture; however, there are more permanent options available today that closely resemble the natural teeth, the dental implant, implant-supported overdentures and fixed dentures. At Lamas Dental Specialists, we eliminate the need for removable dentures and partials with natural-looking, permanent solutions.

Types of Dentures

Full Removable Dentures and Partial Removable Dentures

Full, removable dentures are used to replace all the teeth on the upper and/or lower arch. Removable partial dentures replace several teeth that are missing on the same arch. Implant supported overdentures are different from the traditional removable dentures in that although they are removable, overdentures are more stable due to the support of the titanium implants. Lastly, fixed dentures on the upper and/or lower arch remain in place permanently with four implants to anchor them.

Overdentures

When compared to traditional dentures, overdentures have many advantages. Overdentures allow an individual to bite and chew more naturally. They are comfortable because these dentures are anchored, which translates into less movement. The implants preserve the jaw bone that remains; whereas, traditional dentures do not.

Fixed Dentures

Whereas, overdentures can be removed, fixed dentures

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