Many people opt for dentures over full-arch dental implants because of the lower initial cost of dentures. What many come to discover is there are many difficulties in having dentures. Full-arch dental implants provide many health and ease of use benefits and whilst they cost more initially, they will save you money in the long run.
Dentures are a full-arch removable prosthetic device used for replacing missing teeth. What becomes difficult for dentures is the loss of root structures from teeth will lead to a weakening of the jaw bones which will lead to dentures no longer fitting. This has multiple effects such as dentures falling out of place, shifting, or not properly aligning while chewing. This causes a great deal of discomfort and pain and is typically relieved by making a new denture.
Dentures also have a more complicated cleaning process. In order to maintain them, not only do you have to brush after each meal, but you also need to place them in a cleaning concentrate at night to clean them fully. This will lead to larger costs over time to maintain them as the cleaning solutions add up over a lifetime.
Full-Arch Dental Implants
Full-arch dental implants are a much longer-lasting and easier solution. These devices are set inside the mouth using posts (which are typically made out of titanium) which act as a replacement to tooth structures. This allows for the jaw bone to stay healthy and have, at most, minimal bone loss.
Full-arch dental implants also require the same sort of maintenance regular teeth do. That’s it. Brushing, flossing, and maintaining good oral hygiene will allow for this long-lasting solution to stay healthy and allow you to live your life normally.
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With less overall pain, less cost over time, and fewer steps to remember in the maintenance department, full-arch dental implants are definitely the superior option. If you are wanting to discuss this and how these implants may apply to your unique scenario, consider meeting with our doctor, Dr. Andrew Ferrier, DDS, at our location in our office in Lafayette, CA! We work to provide the most comfortable, cost-effective, and long-lasting solutions for all our clients. If you want the best opportunity for a return to normal oral health, call us and schedule an appointment today!