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How to Choose the Correct Denture

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Choosing the correct denture is a significant decision that impacts oral health and overall well-being. Our denturists educate patients on the differences and benefits of each treatment plan, so you can make an informed choice that aligns with individual needs.

Understanding Dentures

Traditional dentures are prosthetics designed to replace missing teeth. While dentures offer an affordable solution for tooth loss, they come with their own set of challenges.

One of the primary advantages of dentures is their cost-effectiveness. They provide a quick and non-invasive option for restoring a natural-looking smile. However, issues such as suction, slipping, discomfort, and potential bone loss are common concerns associated with traditional dentures.

Exploring Implant Dentures

In recent years, implant dentures (supported or retained)  have gained popularity for their stability and durability. Unlike traditional dentures, implant dentures are anchored securely to the jawbone through dental implants. This not only enhances stability but also stimulates the jawbone, preventing deterioration.

The primary advantage of implant dentures is their ability to function more like natural teeth. They offer a secure solution that allows for confident eating, speaking, and smiling. While the initial cost may be higher than traditional dentures, the long-term benefits often outweigh the investment.

Factors to Consider

When deciding between dentures and implant dentures, several factors come into play. Cost is a significant consideration, as traditional dentures are generally more budget-friendly. However, overall dental health, jawbone condition, and personal preference, must be considered. 

Consulting with a denturist becomes crucial in this decision-making process. A professional assessment helps individuals understand their specific oral health needs and guides them towards the most suitable option. It’s essential to prioritize both functionality and aesthetics for a successful outcome.

The Decision-Making Process

Making the right choice involves weighing the pros and cons of each option. Aligning personal preferences, health concerns and dental needs ensures a decision that aligns with individual lifestyles and priorities. Education of your options is key! Your denturist is here to answer all your questions and make sure that you are as confident in your decision as you are with your new smile. 

Benefits of Dentures

Dentures, when chosen wisely, can restore confidence in one’s appearance. They address the functional aspects of chewing and speaking, allowing individuals to enjoy a relatively normal lifestyle after tooth loss.

Advantages of Implant Dentures

Implant dentures, on the other hand, offer enhanced stability and durability. They contribute to maintaining overall jawbone health, preventing the bone loss that can occur with traditional dentures.

Potential Challenges

Adapting to dentures or implants may present challenges initially. It’s common for individuals to experience discomfort or difficulties in speaking and eating. Understanding these challenges and seeking solutions with the help of a denturist is crucial for a smooth transition.

Long-Term Considerations

Considering the lifespan of dentures and implants is vital. While dentures may need replacement or adjustments over time, implants can provide a longer-lasting solution with proper care. Establishing consistent maintenance routines ensures the longevity of both options.

Cost-Benefit Analysis

Evaluating the overall cost against the benefits is a crucial step in decision-making. While implant dentures may have a higher upfront cost, their long-term advantages in terms of stability, durability, and oral health make them a worthy investment.

Choosing the Right Denturist

Selecting a skilled and experienced denturist is paramount in achieving successful denture or implant treatment. Considering factors such as expertise, patient reviews, and the denturist’s approach to individual cases ensures a positive and effective dental experience. At Advanced Technique Denture & Implants Solutions, Rick, Hector and Megan offer over 50 years of knowledge and expirtise. Book your consultation today!

Conclusion

In conclusion, choosing between dentures and implant dentures is a personal journey that requires careful consideration of individual needs and priorities. Whether prioritizing cost-effectiveness or seeking a permanent and natural-looking solution, understanding the options and consulting with your denturist is crucial in making an informed decision.

 

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Equilibrated Complete Dentures, also called “Balanced Dentures”, are a coordinated system of products, instruments and set-up techniques that capture excellent esthetics as well as provide for precision fit with excellent function. The Equilibrated Denture technique was systematically designed to create dentures with ideal form, function and esthetics. It combines proven techniques, technology, and uses the most accurate materials available resulting in:

  • Superior chewing ability.
  • Ultimate fit and comfort.
  • A life-like appearance.
  • Improved Stability.
  • Freedom of movement.
  • Fewer adjustments which means fewer visits to the clinic.

From preliminary impressions through to the finished dentures, specialized procedures, materials and equipment are used to ensure a precise fit to simulate correct jaw movement and function. If you are looking for a denture that is remarkably natural, esthetic in appearance, and functions more like natural teeth, an Equilibrated Denture may be the answer.