When looking into full mouth teeth replacements there are really two options: dentures and full mouth dental implants. The question then becomes which option is best for your specific situation? Our practice, Texas Center for Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, is always happy to help give specifics during appointments, but here is some general information on whether dentures or dental implants will work best for you.
Dentures Vs. Full Mouth Dental Implants
Dentures are a strong, affordable option for those looking to replace their teeth. Dentures are crafted to fit your jawbone and give the look and feel similar to your original teeth. They are removable as well which is preferred by some.
Full mouth dental implants are a permanent replacement for your teeth. They are anchored using posts that act like teeth root structures, which makes it so the jawbone does not decay over time. They also are maintained like normal teeth, brushing, flossing, mouth wash, etc.
Though both of these options restore your teeth functionality, dental implants do a better job allowing a return to a non-restricted diet and greater comfort. Over time, dentures will lead to jawbone decay as they do not provide any tooth root structure to support the bone. This will lead to issues with slippage which will cause greater discomfort and difficulty with eating.
Both of these options also provide aesthetic straight and white teeth. But again, full mouth dental implants will have a longer and more sustained look, especially with regular brushing and oral health maintenance, whereas dentures do not last as long as full mouth dental implants and require more frequent adjustments by dentists.
Overall, full mouth dental implants are a longer-term option but dentures are a more affordable option. We tend to recommend full mouth dental implants because of the health benefits over other options but we respect your choice and work to make any option you choose the best that it can be for you.
Seeking Further Information About These Options
Whilst we might not be able to provide specifics about your case in a short blog post, we would be happy to meet with you and go over your case in detail. Here at our practice in Flower Mound, Texas, we work tirelessly to make the whole patient experience excellent. As we are always taking on new clients, you are welcome to contact us at (972) 436-1513.
If you want more information about our practice, our doctors Aaron Vickers or Tamir Anver, or any other questions, you are welcome to call or explore our website. We are always ready to work with you and give you the teeth you have been looking for!