Dentures are a popular replacement option for missing teeth, but which kind of dentures will work best for you? When you have such a life-impacting choice to make, it’s important to know your options and make an informed decision.
Here is a breakdown of the different denture options:
Full or Partial Removable Dentures. Removable dentures are a set of teeth made of either plastic or porcelain that are attached to a pink plastic or metal base that resembles your natural gum. Removable dentures are a less invasive procedure than permanent dentures and because of that they are also lower-cost.
Implant Dentures. Implant dentures are permanent dentures that are permanently attached to implants that are surgically inserted into the jawbone. The implant rods act as a faux tooth-root, simulating your jawbone to keep it from deteriorating.
Implant Over Dentures. Implant over dentures are removable dentures that are significantly more stable than regular removable dentures. They are removable dentures that are attached to implants that are surgically inserted into the jawbone. The wearer can “snap” the dentures on and off the implants, so they are both secure and removable.
All-On-4 Hybrid Dentures. All-on-4 dentures use four surgically inserted implants to permanently attach a full set of dentures. The implants stimulate the jawbone keeping it healthy. All-on-4 dentures are more affordable than individual implants and the entire procedure can be completed in one day.
Dentures will give you back your smile, restoring your confidence and allowing you to laugh and eat comfortably again. Implant dentures are not an option for everyone, so it’s important to talk with your dentist and decide together which option works best for you.