Losing teeth can be devastating, but thanks to dental advances, Newcastle dental patients who’ve lost their teeth can continue to eat and speak normally, as well as enjoy a full life. While some dental patients opt for removable dentures, others choose more permanent solutions such as those, which are implant retained. When deciding which type is best, it’s critical you understand the advantages and disadvantages of each type. Here are some pros and cons of removable versus permanent solutions.
Advantages of Removable Dentures
Removable dentures get their name from the fact that they can be removed. In other words, they’re not permanently attached. Two of their main benefits are that they’re:
Less invasive—This is because they’re secured on top of the bone that lies under a denture to ensure it fits securely.
More affordable—Removable dentures cost less than permanent solutions, as implants aren’t needed.
Benefits of Permanent Dentures
Attractiveness—Because they look more natural than removable dentures, permanent dentures can look much better.
Durability—Permanent solutions can last longer than removable ones. Consider that you’ll need to reline or replace removable dentures about every 5 to 7 years, while permanent dentures can have an average lifespan of up to 25 years or longer.
Better oral health—As permanent solutions fit better, they provide better oral health and function better than removable dentures. They won’t slip or become loose, as removable dentures are more likely to do. Just as your natural teeth, they’re securely anchored to your jawbone. As a result, you can chew and eat better than if you had removable dentures.
Getting permanent dentures entails having some extra dental procedures. What’s more, there’s also a healing period. Also, some patients aren’t suited for this procedure.
On the other hand, removable dentures also have some drawbacks, such as the acceleration of bone loss. This is the result of the mouth becoming unstable from constantly having to make adjustments. For example, if you have removable dentures, you should mainly consume soft foods and be exceptionally cautious when you chew or even speak. As a result of bone loss, your facial features can be affected.
To comply with the AHPRA Legislation we are required to advise that “Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.”
If you are considering dentures, don’t hesitate to visit Morrin Dental to discuss your options. Our dental professionals have a reputation for treating all our patients with exceptional respect and compassion. Please contact us for your entire dental needs.