The Pros And Cons Of Dentures

Dentures If you’re having significant general or oral health challenges, you may wonder if you should take a look at your teeth replacement options. Traditional dentures have been a popular treatment for several generations, but with newer oral options such as dental implants and All-On-4 over dentures available, you may be wondering whether choosing traditional dentures makes sense for you. Here’s a quick guide to their advantages and disadvantages as you ponder your decision.

Pros of traditional dentures

  • You can easily replace all of your missing teeth
  • Reduces the chance of jaw problems such as TMJ or changes in your bite
  • Partial dentures spread the pressure when eating across your remaining natural teeth as widely as possible
  • They provide you with the ability to eat a broader range of food than you would be able to eat with few or no natural teeth, dentures may help ensure you receive adequate nutrition
  • Dentures tend to be less expensive than most of the newer options available.

Cons of traditional dentures

  • Because dentures are not anchored in your jaw, there is a considerable risk of atrophy of the jaw bone once all the natural teeth are removed.
  • They do not help retain the natural shape of your face over a long period of time
  • If not cleaned properly on a daily basis, they can promote gum disease or other types of infection
  • Denture breath
  • A full upper appliance may cover the palate and will reduce your sense of taste and enjoyment of food and eating
  • Dentures typically need to be relined (refitted) or replaced regularly. Your first set of dentures will most likely need to be remade within a year of initial extractions. After that, you can expect to replace traditional dentures every 5 years with relines needed in between.
  • Lower full dentures can be difficult to control in the mouth

“Your choice of teeth replacement options will have a tremendous impact on your quality of life – don’t make this decision alone,” says Dr. Carol Ford, a cosmetic dentist practicing in central Phoenix. “Your dentist can help you evaluate if traditional dentures are truly the best solution for you.”

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Johnny McCarron says:

    Really, I think that it all depends on the person when you are trying to get dentures. You want to be sure that it is the right choice for you and your health. Perhaps the best way to figure that out is to speak with a professional. Do you have any other tips about finding the right doctor to help you out with dentures?

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