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Are You Better Off With Dentures Or All-On-4 Implants?

Are You Better Off With Dentures Or All-On-4 Implants?
  • July 10, 2017

When you are missing a tooth, you need a replacement fast. Your other teeth will move out of position towards that gap. And speaking of a gap, your smile certainly doesn’t look very good with that dark space in it.

Call our Nashua, NH dental office today at 603-546-7460 to replace lost teeth with restorative dentistry. When you need a lot of teeth replaced, you have an important decision to make. Our Nashua dentists can give you traditional dentures or All-on-4 dental implants. How do they compare?

What You Get From Either Treatment

Regardless of whether you go with traditional dentures or All-on-4 dental implants, you are sure to get two benefits.

Beautiful, durable replacement teeth

Both restorative dentistry treatments are designed to replace lost teeth. You need all your teeth to look, chew, and talk normally, and that’s what these will do for you no matter which one you go with. The replacement teeth will be strong and durable, but they’ll also look and feel like your natural teeth.

Quick and accurate placement

Our Nashua dentists are well trained and experienced in using both dentures and All-on-4 dental implants. That means whichever you get will be done as quickly and accurately as possible. Your replacement teeth will fit comfortably.

Benefits Of Dentures

Here are the benefits you enjoy from getting traditional removable dentures.

Removable for easy cleaning

Traditional dentures are held by a non-toxic adhesive and the snug shape of the gum-colored base. That means your dentures can be taken out when you need to. Since they have to come out each night so your gums can rest, this make cleaning your dentures easy. Simply take them out, get them nice and clean, and put them back.

Full or partial dentures

Sometimes, you still have some healthy teeth in your mouth. There’s no need to remove these with dentures because you can get partial dentures. These feature replacement teeth in a gum-colored base, but they only replace several teeth in a row. Of course, you can still get full dentures to replace a full arch of teeth.

No need for healthy jawbone tissue

Removable dentures hold snugly but comfortably onto your gums. That’s what keeps them there so you can chew and all that. Because there are no dental implants involved, that means you don’t need strong bone tissue in your jaw to hold onto the implants. Not only does this mean dentures are often more affordable, you can still get them even if your jawbone has deteriorated some.

Benefits Of All-On-4 Dental Implants

Dentures are a great choice for these reasons. However, All-on-4 dental implants definitely have their own advantages.

Longer-lasting replacement

While dentures work great, they are not designed to last more than 10 years or so. Then you’ll need to get some new ones made and placed. That is not the case with All-on-4 dental implants. These can last 20 years or longer, and for some people, it’s the only replacement teeth they’ll need.

Will not fall out unexpectedly

One of the problems with removable dentures is that they can move around or even fall out when you don’t want it to. That’s because the adhesive and shape of the gum-colored base can change and lose hold of your gums. All-on-4 is held firmly in place by four specially angled dental implants. This means your replacement teeth are much more secure.

Chewing helps keep your jawbone healthy

When you chew, pressure travels down the tooth roots to stimulate the jawbone. This helps keep the bone tissue there healthy. Since dentures do not include any implants, all the pressure goes to the gums instead. That means your jawbone will start to deteriorate. Thankfully, All-on-4 dental implants allow pressure to reach that bone tissue once again.

Dentures Vs. All-On-4

In the end, you have to make this decision. All things considered equal, most people get more out of All-on-4 dental implants. But if your jawbone is weak or thin, traditional dentures can do the job for you.

Call Nashua Family Dentistry today at 603-546-7460 or use our convenient online form to make your next appointment. Thanks to our Nashua dentists’ training and experience, you can get a complete smile soon.