Dentures Vs. Full Arch: Which Is The Better Choice?

When you think about missing teeth, you may think of dentures. They are surely a go-to classic option for replacing missing teeth, but are the best choice? Today, we’re going to examine the pros and cons of both so you can make the decision that’s best for you.


Dentures:
 


Summary: Traditional dentures are removable appliances that sit on top of your gums where the missing teeth used to be. They are comparatively inexpensive to full-arch implants and improve the ability to speak and function day-to-day compared to without teeth.

Let’s take a closer look: 

 

Pros:

·        Low cost

·        Don’t require surgery

·        Aesthetically pleasing

·        Improve the ability to speak clearly

·        Can be used even with damaged teeth or jaw

 

Cons:

·        Can be uncomfortable

·        Affects the taste of food

·        Can shift & click in the mouth with everyday use

·        Can fall out

·        Only lasts 7-15 years

·        Are expensive to replace and require regular maintenance

·        The natural bone underneath is prone to deterioration over time

 

Full-arch implants:

Summary: Full-arch dental implants are an effective long-term solution for replacing missing teeth. Full-arch implants are the ideal solution for replacing full rows of teeth in the mouth if you’re looking for the feel, function, and fulfilment of natural teeth that last a lifetime. 

 

Let’s take a closer look:

 

Pros:

·        Cause little burden on the mouth 

·        Last a lifetime when properly cared for

·        Promotes healing in the mouth and reduces jaw issues over time

·        Function just like regular teeth

·        Can strengthen the jawbone

·        You can eat any food with confidence 

 

Cons:

·        Can be quite costly

·        Take longer to put in place and heal

 

The Final Verdict:
In most cases, we recommend full-arch implants as a safe and reliable long-term solution for superior smile restoration.

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