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Doctor insights on: Dentures Vs Implants

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How much more are implants than dentures?

How much more are implants than dentures?

A lot but worth it: Dentures are plastic plates that sit on the gums and give the appearance of having teeth but function nothing like real teeth. Implants simulate the roots of individual teeth in the bone, require surgery, and resemble and function very similarly to real teeth when finished. Hence, implants are more costly than dentures, usually by quite a bit. Cost differnce will vary based on a dentist's fees. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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What's the difference between dentures and implants?

Lots: Dental implants are titanium "screws" that are placed in the jawbone to prevent boneloss and anchor crowns/bridges/dentures. Complete dentures, when worn, give the person the appearance of having a full set of teeth, and allow them to chew food and speak more naturally. This is a very short, in-a-nutshell type answer. See your dentist for a more thorough discussion. ...Read more

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What is the difference between dentures and implants?

What is the difference between dentures and implants?

Different options: The dental implants is a better option than dentures. Dental implants don’t wiggle or slip, as dentures can, and they are healthier for the gums and bone. Most patients find implants easier to maintain than dentures. ...Read more

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What is the difference between permanent dentures and implants?

Difference: Implants , depending on the number placed, can restore individual teeth or a support / retain a denture. A removable full/partial denture replaces not having teeth. A fixed partial denture is also known as a fixed bridge and involves shaving down teeth adjacent to an empty space... ...Read more

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What are the differences between dentures, implants and bridges?

What are the differences between dentures, implants and bridges?

Different parts: The implants are the screws that are placed in the jaw... consider them the anchors, or the foundation. The denture is the prosthetic which fits over and is held in place by the implants. The prosthetic mimics the lost teeth. Dentures are removable, bridges are not. ...Read more

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I need dentures but would prefer implants. Which one works better?

Implants!: Restorations that are implant supported rather than gum supported such as dentures are hands down the best option. Teeth can be replaced with both fixed and removable implant supported restorations. Full dentures are the most uncomfortable and poorest way to replace missing teeth. See a general dentist or prosthodontist to discuss all your options and discuss pros and cons of each option. ...Read more

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Can a partal denture be claped on to implants how long do implants last?

Yes: Yes a partial denture can clip to implanted abutments; so can a full denture, a fixed bridge, or a crown. Providing that you maintain the health of the gums and bone around the implant, and that you do not have any systemic disease processes that would comromise the bone or healing around the implant (ie: diabetes) it should last a lifetime. ...Read more

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If a denture is used with implants, are you able to pull it out and clean it everyday?

Depends: Depending on the method of attachment of the denture to the implant, you may be able to remove it and clean it daily. Some dentures can be removed by the patient while others can only be removed by the dentist. Your dentist will inform you about the best way to clean your denture. ...Read more

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Do dentures supported by implants still cause facial collapse, decrease in taste and etc?

Do dentures supported by implants still cause facial collapse, decrease in taste and etc?

Possibly...: if implants are placed only in the lower arch, which is common, the vertical height can collapse. If placed in both upper & lower that can't happen. As for taste, any removable appliance can alter taste, keeping dentures clean can minimize this issue. Speech can be effected, but usually only in the user's perception not by those who hear them. ...Read more

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Can getting dentures, implants help TMJ ?

Yes: Stabilizing your occlusion should help to reduce many causes of TMJ discomfort. Dental implants are a great way to help dentures fit much better. If your dentures are more than 5 years old, it is probably a good idea to have your dentist evaluate you for a new set. ...Read more

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Dr. John Thaler
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