What are the Pros and Cons of Dentures?

Pros and Cons of Dentures

Teeth loss is a common phenomenon that comes along with aging for many elders. And at times teeth loss is also caused by unforeseen situations such as a facial accident. Dealing with the challenges of lost teeth in daily life is a pain too big to be endured. With all the advancements in dentistry, you are likely to find a solution sooner than later.

One such solution is dentures. It is a well-known and well-used solution for restoring missing teeth that have been time-tested. Let us look at the pros and cons of using dentures in today’s world. And also, the solutions for the shortcomings of dentures.

Pros of dentures

  • Removable dentures are the most economically convenient mode of replacing missing teeth. You also have the luxury to remove them when not needed.
  • The time required to make removable dentures is much less as they can be made on the same day as the check-up. You do not have to wait for long.
  • There is no surgery involved in placing partial dentures. Hence the procedure is quite simple.
  • Due to the absence of surgery, there are no injuries caused to the adjacent teeth of the missing ones.

Cons of dentures

  • Partial or removable dentures require a lot of time to get used to. They are not like your natural teeth and can get quite uncomfortable at times.
  • Partial dentures may affect speech and cause lisps as it covers a considerable space of the roof of your mouth.
  • Also, the tastebuds get affected as most of them are covered by the dentures. Your food may not taste as good as it did before. You may also have to bid goodbye to certain kinds of foods.
  • When not cared for and cleaned properly, your partial dentures are prone to infections.
  • The structure of your bones and teeth does deteriorate with time and age despite wearing dentures. This disrupts the integrity of your facial features.
  • Dentures also need to be replaced now and then and relined as the bones deteriorate with age.

Conclusion

If you are looking for a temporary measure to replace your missing teeth, you may go for dentures acknowledging and accepting their advantages as well as disadvantages.

But if you need a robust, reliable, and longer-lasting solution to replace teeth, a full mouth rehabilitation using dental implants is the better choice.

Who needs a full mouth rehabilitation?

People who have lost most of their teeth and the damage is so severe they cannot be replaced independently of other teeth, get suggested for a full mouth rehabilitation by dentists. Using dental implants is the most popular and successful modern way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are tiny posts of titanium mixed with other friendly metals that are inserted into the jawbone or gums of a patient. Artificial teeth are fixed on these titanium posts after they heal.

Dental implants
overcome many of the disadvantages of using dentures and have proven to be more convenient too. Our expert Melbourne dentist at Healthy Smiles Dental Group practice pride ourselves in helping patients by replacing their missing teeth using dental implants. To know how you can benefit from it too, visit us at our dental clinic during work hours or call us on 03 9877 2035 now.

Dr. Ved Berani

Author: Dr. Ved Berani

Dr. Ved Berani, a second-generation dentist and the principal dentist at Healthy Smiles and Sleep Dream Smile, shows great pride in his work by helping his patients achieve cosmetic and aesthetic results all while utilising sleep dentistry and sedation.

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