What Should I Opt For – Full Arch Dentures Or Dental Implants?
Posted on 4/25/2022 by Hilton Israelson, DDS
Your entire teeth in the lower or upper jaw may be missing. Nonetheless, you have various options when it comes to the restoration of a smile. Many adults reach out to a dentist to determine whether full arch dental implants or removable dentures make sense. Here are some questions you need to ask yourself when deciding on the best solution that fits your personal as well as dental health goals.
Can I Withstand the Hassle of Caring for Conventional Dentures?
It requires a lot of upkeep if you receive traditional dentures. Besides removing them every night, it's also important you sanitize the restorations. Over time, you will have to spend money buying denture creams. Additionally, you will need to have the dentures replaced after about every 5 to 10 years, the reason being that the shape of the jaw changes as a result of progressive bone loss. Full-arch dental implants, in contrast, are permanently fitted in your mouth. You only need to brush and floss as you do normally. They don't need any special attention.
Do I Want to Risk Bone Loss?
You begin to lose bone density once you lose a tooth. Eventually, the look of your jaw and gum line changes gradually. You may have noticed that many people who don't have teeth have a sunken-in appearance around the cheeks and lips. Often, this happens due to bone loss. Your traditional dentures do not stop or prevent bone loss, however, full-mouth implants do.
Do I Want to Continue Paying for Dentures?
Dental implants will cost you upfront compared to dentures. That being said, implants are likely to pay for themselves in the long term. Dentures need constant attention. They can also break easily or even lose them. If an extensive bone loss occurs due to lack of stimulation, you may need future surgeries to bring back the form as well function of the jaw. Because you have to replace the dentures after a couple of years, you continue incurring more expenses in the future. This is something you can prevent with full-arch dental implants. Contact us to receive your dental implants at our periodontal office.