Do you want to remove all your teeth but don’t know what your options are? If so, you are not alone. That’s why we are going to discuss your options here. Should you opt for dentures or get dental implants? Here’s what you need to know.
Dentures Aren’t Permanent, But They Are Affordable
Dentures are an affordable option if you remove all your teeth. However, dentures are not permanent and, therefore, aren’t truly a replacement for your teeth.
The Downside to Dentures
The problem with dentures is they are not permanently fastened. That means dentures don’t always stay in place and can move and shift. Dentures sometimes make chewing and eating difficult. Additionally, dentures must be removed every night. Dentures only last between 5-10 years. And the worst part about dentures is that missing teeth can cause your jawbone to erode over time.
Dental Implants are Highly Recommended and Here’s Why
Dental implants are highly recommended as a tooth replacement option. Implants are just like having real teeth and because they are inserted into the jaw and fused with the bone, they help prevent jawbone erosion.
Dental Implants Are Now Affordable with This New Option
There is now what’s called an “All on 4” or “All on 6” option for dental implants. This is different from implanting each tooth individually. These All on 4 or 6 options only require implanting four or six of your teeth (depending on what your dentist recommends) on the top and bottom of your jaw. These implants are semi-permanent.
After the implants are set, a permanent denture, usually called an overdenture, is connected to the implants. These look, feel, and act like real teeth. You can eat, sleep, and speak normally with them, and you don’t have to worry about them moving or coming out.
Forget What You Previously Thought About Dental Implants
If you previously thought you couldn’t afford an entire mouth of dental implants, the All on 4 and All on 6 dental implant options make what was previously unaffordable—affordable! And this option comes without all the downsides and complaints that most people have about dentures.
If you want more information about this affordable new dental implant option, please Contact Michael J. Tupta, DDS, Inc. today for a dental implant consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.