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The Facts on Traditional VS Implant Dentures from Your Dentist in Westfield

December 18, 2015

Senior woman with a beautiful smile thanks to implant supported denturesFor many years, edentulous (without teeth) patients had just one reliable tooth replacement option, removable dentures. In recent years, success rates for implant retained dentures have increased making them an attractive alternative to removable dentures. If you’re in need of dentures in Westfield, contact Dr. David M. Weinman and his dental team today. We offer patients skilled smile restoration with traditional or implant supported dentures.

Traditional Dentures

Traditional dentures consist of prosthetic teeth in a gum colored base. This base is made of material that is easily molded to the natural gum line. Typically, a well-fitted denture can be held in place with natural suction alone, and provides edentulous patients renewed oral health and confidence.

Implant Dentures

Implant supported dentures, as the name indicates, are dentures similar to traditional removable types that are anchored in place with dental implant posts. These dental implants are imbedded in the gums and fuse to the jawbone. The result is a strong foundation to support dental prosthetics. Because implants mimic natural tooth roots, patients often say they look and feel more natural, and there are additional oral health benefits like the retention of bone and gum tissue.

Benefits of Implant Retained Dental Prosthetics

Though removable dentures are a great option for many people, in order for patients to maintain their optimal level of oral health, we recommend considering the added benefits of dental restoration from the roots up with implant supported dentures. Some of the many benefits of implant dentures include:

  • Restored chewing ability – patients who switch from a traditional to an implant supported denture regain up to 70% of their chewing ability
  • Easier to maintain – traditional dentures require a significant amount of maintenance as well as regular resizing to fit properly, but implant dentures retain their shape without significant changes to regular oral hygiene
  • Look and feel more natural – because the tooth is replaced from the roots up, patients report that they look and feel more like natural teeth compared to removable prosthetics
  • Restore and preserve bone and gum tissue – without a root, teeth do not support gum tissue or provide stimulation to retain jawbone density, and dental implant tooth replacement is the only solution that addresses this concern

Contact Dr. Weinman for 07090 Dental Implants

Dr. Weinman and his team provide patients in Westfield implant dentistry services that exceed expectations. If you’re in need of tooth replacement, contact our team to schedule a dental implant consultation today.

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