At North Bay Dental, we want you to know all your options in teeth replacement so you can live the life you want.
That means weighing the advantages and disadvantages of each choice.
Today, that’s exactly what we’re doing!
We’re looking at the pros and cons of traditional dentures versus All-On-4 dental implants so you can start thinking about which might be the best decision for you!
What You May (Or May Not) Like About Traditional Dentures
*What You May Like About Dentures
-Removable dentures cost less than dental implants. The exact financial investment will depend on a number of things, so the only way to know what they would cost you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Reesman.
-If you’ve lost bone mass due to jawbone deterioration, you can still get replacement teeth. You just wouldn’t be able to get dental implants, necessarily.
That’s because dentures rest on top of your gums and are held in place with adhesives. They don’t require you to have a really strong, sturdy jawbone.
-You can take full dentures out and clean them pretty easily to avoid dark stains or odors caused by food particles.
*What You May Not Like About Dentures
-Full, removable dentures last most patients about a decade with proper care and maintenance. A number of factors will play into how long yours would last, but it’s important to be aware that dentures require periodic fittings, or replacement, throughout the years.
-Be prepared to take your dentures out each night. You shouldn’t sleep with your dentures in because of how they could cause uncomfortable gum irritation.
-It’s important to be aware of the limitations of traditional dentures. They can move and shift inside your mouth while you’re eating or speaking, and this can create some potentially embarrassing moments.
All-On-4 Dental Implants: Pros & Cons To Consider
*The Pros Of Securing Your Dentures With Implants
-The All-On-4 method uses four dental implants to lock your dentures in place. This gives you incredible security you can’t get with removable dentures.
That means you can eat a wider variety of foods without worrying about your dentures shifting around on you.
-Also because of the four implants, your dentures will last far longer than any other denture option. Traditional dentures have to be fitted or replaced every few years, but securing them with dental implants means you don’t have to keep investing your time and money into replacing them later on.
-Dental implants fuse to your jawbone and encourage healthy bone mass as you continue to wear them. This will help maintain the integrity of your facial structure.
We say all of this under the assumption, of course, that you maintain a healthy diet and a good daily oral hygiene regimen.
*The Cons Of The Implant Strategy
-Placing dental implants does require oral surgery. Dr. Reesman and our team are highly-trained professionals who can make that a very smooth, comfortable experience for you.
However, you may prefer to avoid any type of surgical procedure, which isn’t out of the ordinary for some patients.
-As you might expect, All-On-4 implants involve a more complicated process from start to finish. This means they cost more than traditional dentures, which is something to consider for sure.
Schedule An Appointment
The decision about replacement teeth is a tough one. For many, in fact, it’s incredibly overwhelming.
That’s because until you’ve been personally affected by tooth loss, you don’t necessarily think much about how important strong, healthy teeth actually are to your emotional well-being and overall way of life.
At North Bay Dental, we know exactly what tooth loss has done to your quality of life. It’s what motivates us to stay on the cutting-edge of modern tooth replacement options.
We will sit down with you and talk about your options so that you know what to expect with each one.
Ultimately, our goal is for you to come away from this process loving the way your smile looks and feeling confident about your choice and how it will improve your life.
Take the first step toward getting the complete, healthy set of replacement teeth you deserve. Call (262) 417-7326 or contact our dentist office in Racine, WI, with our online form if you have more questions or to make an appointment.