Dental Implants are Permanent
While dentures and dental implants both offer plenty of pros and cons, seniors who are missing multiple have a unique choice. Which option is best for restoring your smile and helping you feel comfortable and confident? And which is better suited for older adults?
There’s one very big difference between dental implants and dentures, and it’s one that seniors should carefully consider. Dental implants are permanent, while dentures are removable.
The fact that dentures aren’t permanent can pose problems for seniors. Although dentures have improved in quality and fit in recent years, they aren’t perfect.
Dentures are secured to your mouth with denture adhesive – and that adhesive doesn’t always work. This means that dentures can slip out of place while you’re talking or eating, and they can rub on your gums and make you uncomfortable. Dentures also need to be fitted regularly, and you may need an entirely new set if yours aren’t holding up.
However, you won’t have any of these problems with dental implants. Dental implants are surgically implanted and fuse with your jaw over time, which means they can’t be removed. They won’t move or feel uncomfortable; in fact, you’ll be able to use them just like your very own teeth when you speak and eat. And with proper care, you won’t have to worry about your dental implants for at least 20 years.
Considering the pros and cons between the two options? Let us help! Dr. Ryan is a trained specialist specifically for these type of questions. Give us a call today!