Permanent Dentures: Pros and Cons
- Posted on: Sep 15 2019
Replacing missing teeth can be achieved in many different ways. Today, patients have a variety of choices, including dentures, dental implants, dental bridges, and even implant-retained dentures. Discussing your options with a professional at the practice of Drs. Nancy E. Gill and Dallas D. Kenson is the first step in learning about the choice that may be right for you.
Permanent dentures (or “implant-retained dentures”)
For patients who are missing many teeth in the dental arch, or even all of them, permanent dentures may be a viable option. Permanent dentures are dentures used to replace an entire arch of teeth. They are fabricated from high quality acrylics to create false gums and teeth. These are then fixed in place with the use of dental implants along the dental arch. The dental implants provide strength and durability that is unsurpassed by the use of denture adhesives, and many patients feel much more confident in their smile when using this type of permanent denture.
Advantages of permanent dentures
There are many advantages to permanent dentures that patients need to consider when they are shopping around for an option for tooth replacement.
- Permanent dentures use smaller implants in the arch, allowing for shorter surgeries and faster healing times
- Permanent dentures allow patients to eat and speak comfortably and confidently
- Permanent dentures provide a better distribution of chewing and biting forces
- Permanent dentures are long-lasting and easy to care for
- Permanent dentures do not need to be removed for cleaning
- Permanent dentures support the features of the face and the bone for a more youthful appearance
- Permanent dentures help in maintaining natural bone structure to eliminate the sunken-in appearance traditional dentures can contribute to
- Permanent dentures are customized for patients to ensure beauty and proper functionality
Discuss your options with Drs. Nancy E. Gill and Dallas D. Kenson of Golden, CO
Patients in the community who are interested in learning more about the pros and cons of permanent dentures are welcome to book a consultation with Drs. Nancy E. Gill and Dallas D. Kenson. A consultation appointment is the best time to ask questions about tooth replacement options and get assistance in choosing the one right for you. Contact the practice by calling (303) 277-9600 and visiting at 1218 Arapahoe Street.
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