If you are missing rows or arches of missing teeth, you may benefit from dentures. Dentures are dental restorations that restore missing teeth with dental prosthetics. They look just like natural teeth to blend in with the gums or any remaining teeth in the mouth. Dr. David Weinstock provides dentures to patients in his Philadelphia, PA dental office. Here we will compare removable and implant dentures, including what each restoration provides for patients with missing teeth.
Traditional dentures are removable. They typically require snaps or adhesive to stay in place. Because they lay on top of the gums, they do not support the health of the remaining gum and bone tissue in the mouth. Even with adhesive, dentures can often slip.
Patients who wear removable dentures also may not fully restore the function of their bite. This means that they can have dietary restrictions against hard and sticky foods. Although receiving a traditional removable denture can be a quick process, patients do not receive the full advantages of a renewed smile.
With implant-supported dentures, patients have multiple advantages. Dental implants are durable titanium posts that are surgically inserted into the jaw bone. Over time, the implants fuse with the jaw bone and become a part of the mouth. Because of this, implants create a stable foundation for restorations including full or partial dentures.
Although treatment with implant dentures may take longer, the restoration lasts patients for many years to come. Another added benefit of implant-secured dentures is that they restore full bite function to patients. Patients who receive implant-supported dentures do not have dietary restrictions. It is also easier for patients to speak, bite, and chew comfortably.
Restore Your Missing Teeth Today
Are you interested in treatment with dentures? Ask Dr. Weinstock about your options for replacing your lost teeth. You can schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Weinstock online. If you are a new patient, call (215) 857-8054. Current patients may call (610) 667-2770. Please let Dr. Weinstock or a member of his dental team know if you have any questions or concerns, they will be happy to help.