If you have lost all or most of your teeth, you have a few good choices when it comes to tooth replacement. Many people choose to have their teeth replaced with traditional dentures, which are affordable and provide immediate function. But, is there a better option for your tooth replacement needs?
Implant supported dentures in Miami, FL, are becoming more popular because they offer a variety of benefits that traditional implants don’t. Before you can decide which option is the right choice for your needs, you must first understand the pros and cons of each.
Benefits of Traditional Dentures
Traditional dentures have two great things going for them: affordability and immediate function. However, they do need to be removed daily for cleaning purposes, then placed back in the mouth with special pastes that are not always effective. It isn’t unusual for dentures to move around in the mouth, make embarrassing “clicking” noises, or even fall out when eating. For some people, the benefits of dentures outweigh their drawbacks, but there may be a better option available.
Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures
Like traditional dentures, implant supported dentures restore dental functionality and appearance. However, they have a few unique benefits that make them a highly desirable tooth replacement option:
Implant supported dentures are secured to four implant posts that are placed in the jaw. The dentures themselves can be fixed permanently in place or they can be removable, depending on which option you select. No embarrassing or messy pastes are needed to hold them in place, and they will never fall out or make clicking noises when you speak or eat. They are designed to fit comfortably in the mouth and have a very natural appearance.
You can learn more about implant supported dentures in Miami, FL, by scheduling an appointment with an experienced periodontist. Consultations with Drs. Scott and Bradley Ross can be arranged by calling South Florida Periodontics & Dental Implants.